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desist
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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Definition
to not do something
  • When we mean to build, We first survey the plot, then draw the model; And when we see the figure of the house, Then we must rate the cost of the erection; Which if we find outweighs ability, What do we then but draw anew the model In fewer offices, or at least desist To build at all?
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — York. The Archbishop's palace (44% in)

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