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The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
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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.
  • He would not despair: he would not desist.
    Austen, Jane  --  Mansfield Park
  • Desist, and drink.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Antony and Cleopatra

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  • My son, by all means desist from kicking the venerable and enlightened Vizier:
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • "Lise, I beg you to desist," said Prince Andrew still more emphatically.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I entreat you, nay, I command you, (says he) to desist from these intentions.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Harry hooked down at his own wand. He could see finger marks all over it. He gathered a fistful of robe from his knee and tried to rub it clean surreptitiously. Several gold sparks shot out of the end of it. Fleur Delacour gave him a very patronizing look, and he desisted.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist

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  • Adye desisted and thought.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Scientists who’ve gone ahead with research involving the breast-cancer genes without Myriad’s permission have found themselves on the receiving end of cease-and-desist letters and threats of litigation.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • A most peculiar expression stole over Nearly Headless Nick’s face as he inserted a finger in the stiff ruff at his neck and tugged it a little straighter, apparently to give himself thinking time. He desisted only when his partially severed neck seemed about to give way completely.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Faint and sick with the pain of my injured arm, bewildered by the surprise, and yet conscious how easily this threat could be put in execution, I desisted, and tried to ease my arm were it ever so little.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • She held her hand interposed between the furnace-heat and her eyes, and seemed absorbed in her occupation; desisting from it only to chide the servant for covering her with sparks, or to push away a dog, now and then, that snoozled its nose overforwardly into her face.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "Ahab," cried Starbuck, "not too late is it, even now, the third day, to desist."
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Desist from thy lecture.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Two older children discovered Mudgett’s fear and one day captured him and dragged him "struggling and shrieking" into the doctor’s office. "Nor did they desist," Mudgett wrote, "until I had been brought face to face with one of its grinning skeletons, which, with arms outstretched, seemed ready in its turn to seize me."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • They will learn at last to cease and desist from escorting every man alive—
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Natasha only desisted when she had been told that there would be pineapple ice.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • When he began to undo the chain, the legs desisted, and a voice began.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I began to dig in the rock, yet was obliged to desist for want of a pickax, shovel, and wheel-barrow.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • I shoot her a cease-and-desist look.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • If there was no such beast in the herd, the wolves soon desisted from the chase and went off to test another group.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Due to the preponderance of such agricultural methods in the cultivation of illegal substances, we order you to cease and desist immediately….
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • "Oh, I am impressed," I murmured, but desisted in the face of his glare.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She saw the terrible agony and the lips tightened down to hold back the cry and desisted.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Desisting from this, he began to wander about the far end of the field, aimlessly.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • It was my first thought to pluck forth the dirk, but either it stuck too hard or my nerve failed me, and I desisted with a violent shudder.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • But Tom desisted.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • One Ear was uttering quick, eager whines, lunging at the length of his stick toward the darkness, and desisting now and again in order to make frantic attacks on the stick with his teeth.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The shepherds and drovers accompanying the flock shouted to him to desist; seeing it was no use, they ungirt their slings and began to salute his ears with stones as big as one’s fist.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It would have been impossible to return to land that same evening, for we were thoroughly fatigued by our labours, and had eaten only the light refreshment we had brought in our wallets, scarcely desisting a moment from our work.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The monster Maffei desisted and flung his victim from him with an oath.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Nothing made him desist except his own lamentable state of demoralization.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Why did she not with unearthly screams, that would re-echo from one end of the lonely beach to the other, send out a warning to him to desist, to retrace his steps, for death lurked here whilst he advanced?
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • 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.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • He told her that when he was captured, he broke away, and was about casting himself into the river, when thoughts of her came over him, and he desisted.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • These are the gifts I shall arrange if he desists from anger.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He tries to smoothe it again, clumsily, his hand awkward as a claw, smoothing at the wrinkles which he made and which continue to emerge beneath his hand with perverse ubiquity, so that at last he desists, his hand falling to his side and stroking itself again, palm and back, on his thigh.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • I should have desisted, I should not have seen what I saw.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • He heard the fear in her voice, and desisted.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Then another voice, telling some "Heaven-forsaken idiot" to desist.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • But he soon desists and disposes himself for sleep, his arms on his knees and his head on his arms.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • But his brain had then refused to grapple with the theme and, desisting, he had covered the page with the names and addresses of certain of his classmates: Roderick Kickham John Lawton Anthony MacSwiney Simon Moonan Now it seemed as if he would fail again but, by dint of brooding on the incident, he thought himself into confidence.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • ROS desists.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • He would not despair: he would not desist.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • From this employment she suddenly desisted, and said to Steerforth, much to my confusion: ’Who’s your friend?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I am mistress of my own actions, M. de Chagny: you have no right to control them, and I will beg you to desist henceforth.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • And as to the king, he learned his mind when he himself, after taking the Duchy of Urbino, attacked Tuscany, and the king made him desist from that undertaking; hence the duke decided to depend no more upon the arms and the luck of others.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
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