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- 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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