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used in War and Peace

2 uses
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to not do something
  • "Lise, I beg you to desist," said Prince Andrew still more emphatically.
    Book One — 1805 (22% in)
desist = to not do something
  • Natasha only desisted when she had been told that there would be pineapple ice.
    Book One — 1805 (58% in)

There are no more uses of "desist" in War and Peace.

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