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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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to not do something
  • The monster Maffei desisted and flung his victim from him with an oath.
    Episode 4 — Calypso (63% in)
  • Bloom, mumbling, his eyes downcast, begins to bestow his parcels in his filled pockets but desists, muttering.
    Episode 15 — Circe (6% in)
  • Why did he desist from speculation?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (43% in)

There are no more uses of "desist" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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