[ UK /dɪsˈɪst/ ]
[ US /dɪˈsɪst, dɪˈzɪst/ ]
  1. choose not to consume
    I abstain from alcohol
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How To Use desist In A Sentence

  • Let the term geoid apply to the natural irregular surface of the earth and the term spheroid to the ideal regular sur - face of the geodesist which coincides nearly with sealevel and is necessarily a level surface. Transactions - American Philosophical Society
  • We can ourselves bear witness to the "hardness of the pavement" below, which Captain Wentworth feared would cause "too great a jar" when he urged the young lady to desist from the fatal leap. Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends
  • For example who would ever think of a carpet installer, optician, construction estimator, geodesist, and agricultural-engineering technician as having the same aptitudes? Discover What You’re Best At
  • The obvious reason is that the debates became so acrimonious and bitter, that the Generals ordered him to desist.
  • We drew our battle-axes at the same instant, and rushed at each other, but before either had an opportunity to strike, the pipe was thrust between us, compelling us to desist, to disobey which is instant death. The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth
  • The West, from Rome to Britain, was called into action; the kings of Poland and Bohemia obeyed the summons of Conrad; and it is affirmed by the Greeks and Latins, that, in the passage of a strait or river, the Byzantine agents, after a tale of nine hundred thousand, desisted from the endless and formidable computation. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • These figures are the most valid argument yet that they should cease and desist and retire from the field immediately.
  • Ford never desisted from trying to persuade him to return to America.
  • The shop has now put up a sign of its own - politely requesting that fans desist. The Sun
  • He always savoured the chance to quash interviewers with one of his favourite put-downs: ‘Please desist from your perfervid questioning.’
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