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desist
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The War of the Worlds
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  • I hammered at the door, but I could not make the people hear (if there were any people inside), and after a time I desisted, and, availing myself of a ditch for the greater part of the way, succeeded in crawling, unobserved by these monstrous machines, into the pine woods towards Maybury.
  • One of the men desisted and turned towards him, and my brother, realising from his antagonist’s face that a fight was unavoidable, and being an expert boxer, went into him forthwith and sent him down against the wheel of the chaise.
  • He would neither desist from his attacks on the food nor from his noisy babbling to himself.
  • Then he slept awhile, and began again with renewed strength, so loudly that I must needs make him desist.
  • The bottle struck the floor and broke, and I desisted and rose.

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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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