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All these charges were quieted by intrigue, bribery of the judges, or desistance of the accuser.

There are preachers of death: and the earth is full of those to whom desistance from life must be preached.

It was felt by them at the time to be an additional incentive to moderation, to sobriety, to desistance from extreme views.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French désister (mid-14c.), from Latin desistere "to stand aside, leave off, cease," from de- "off" (see de-) + sistere "stop, come to a stand" (see assist). Related: Desisted; desisting.

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