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desist
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David Copperfield
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  • From this employment she suddenly desisted, and said to Steerforth, much to my confusion: ’Who’s your friend?’
  • Next Mrs. Crupp said it was clear she couldn’t be in two places at once (which I felt to be reasonable), and that ’a young gal’ stationed in the pantry with a bedroom candle, there never to desist from washing plates, would be indispensable.
  • I have myself directed some attention, during the past week, to the art of baking; and my son Wilkins has issued forth with a walking-stick and driven cattle, when permitted, by the rugged hirelings who had them in charge, to render any voluntary service in that direction — which I regret to say, for the credit of our nature, was not often; he being generally warned, with imprecations, to desist.’

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  • The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
  • The new company was halted in their tracks when the city had a cease-and-desist order issued.

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