He would neither desist
from his attacks on the food nor from his noisy babbling to himself.
Bertha Kircher, finding her struggles futile and realizing that she must conserve her strength for some chance opportunity of escape, desisted
from her efforts to break from the grasp of Prince Metak as the fellow fled with her through the dimly lighted corridors of the palace.
Then another voice, telling some "Heaven-forsaken idiot" to desist
"Lise, I beg you to desist
," said Prince Andrew still more emphatically.
I wish, Mr Square, you would desist
from filling the minds of my pupils with such antichristian stuff; for the consequence must be, while they are under my care, its being well scourged out of them again.