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desist
used in As I Lay Dying

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Definition
to not do something
  • 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.
    Section 12 — Darl (5) (93% in)

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