Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of desist.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Since February the price of oil has increased by over 100% (for those wont to blame it on the dollar know that oil prices increased over 100% while the dollar index fell less that 15% since February) with no effective countermeasure by our government that would have immediate effect on oil prices such as desisting from additional purchases for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve or even releasing some of the near 800,000,000 barrels now in storage, thereby sending a forceful signal that prices are much higher than they should be, and will no longer be tolerated without countervailing policies.

    Raymond J. Learsy: Hillary Clinton's Nuclear Defense Umbrella for the Oil Price Gougers -- Who Pays?

  • One Ear was uttering quick, eager whines, lunging at the length of his stick toward the darkness, and desisting now and again in order to make frantic attacks on the stick with his teeth.

    The She-Wolf

  • It was a leaky and abandoned dugout, and he paddled slowly, desisting from time to time in order to bale.

    THE FEATHERS OF THE SUN

  • Thus we have a duty to protect the life of others, and that includes desisting from speech that incites violence, whether against individuals (Salman Rushdie) or classes (sex, race, religion), or endorses abuse (of suspects and other non-consenting adults, or those unable to give consent such as minors).

    I, Pirate …

  • Let us now meditate on the emotional situation of someone who considers desisting from commenting on a blog for a half hour during dinner to be an eternity, a break sufficient to write a “running away” comment … but who can no longer comment under his own handle because of his embarrassment at being pwned on that blog.

    Matthew Yglesias » Rep Trent Franks: Blacks Were Better Off Under Slavery

  • The volunteers from Portland, however, were spoiling for a fight, and in the absence of other opportunity desired to shoot the prisoners I held (who, they alleged, had killed a man named Seymour), and proceeded to make their arrangements to do so, only desisting on being informed that the Indians were my prisoners, subject to the orders of Colonel Wright, and would be protected to the last by my detachment.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Whether Obama will use this international mandate to accomplish anything like peace in the Asian subcontinent remains to be seen; and I would certainly not advocate desisting from trying to hold his feet to the fire however and whenever possible.

    Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize?

  • Whether Obama will use this international mandate to accomplish anything like peace in the Asian subcontinent remains to be seen; and I would certainly not advocate desisting from trying to hold his feet to the fire however and whenever possible.

    Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize?

  • Thus we have a duty to protect the life of others, and that includes desisting from speech that incites violence, whether against individuals (Salman Rushdie) or classes (sex, race, religion), or endorses abuse (of suspects and other non-consenting adults, or those unable to give consent such as minors).

    I, Pirate …

  • Islamic law favours war against non-Muslim enemies - only desisting from war against them when the non-Muslim enemy is too strong.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.