Sentence for desist | Use desist in a sentence

Sentence using the word desist. The sentences below are ordered by length from shorter and easier to longer and more complex. They use desist in a sentence, providing visitors a sentence for desist.

  • He would not despair: he would not desist. (4)
  • It is used, too, as the curt form of request to desist from word or deed. (21)
  • Before he could desist, Harmony, no longer coy, burst on the assembly from three different sources. (10)
  • After resetting their line the victors could not clear their front, for the baffled assailants would not desist. (7)
  • Early that morning Derek had assembled twenty of the strongest laborers, and taken them a round of the farms to force the strike-breakers to desist. (8)
  • The artillerymen worked with great vigour, and were only obliged to desist by an unexpected order which arrived about two p.m. from General Cialdini. (10)

Also see sentences for: abstain, cease, curb, discontinue, forbear, hesitate, pause.

Definition of desist:

  • desist, de-sist’, v.i. to stop: to forbear. | ns. desist’ance, -ence, a desisting. (0)

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