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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Desist \De*sist"\ (?; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Desisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Desisting.] [L. desistere; de- + sistere to stand, stop, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. d['e]sister. See Stand.] To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from. [1913 Webster] Never desisting to do evil. --E. Hall. [1913 Webster] To desist from his bad practice. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] Desist (thou art discern'd, And toil'st in vain). --Milton. [1913 Webster]




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