Notwithstanding the evidently useless nature of their search, they did not desist until the coming on of night rendered its further prosecution hopeless; and even then, they gave it up with reluctance.
When he began to undo the chain, the legs desisted, and a voice began.
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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.