Example sentences for: desist

How can you use “desist” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Lucky audiences who caught Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (it was shelved when Richard Carpenter served the producers with an order to cease and desist exhibition) began by laughing at this elaborately posed, soft-rock femme, only to discover by the climax that the cultural forces that were eating at her (and that kept her from eating) had grown heartbreakingly palpable.

  • It has everything from the cease and desist letter to any articles remote to the subject.

  • In which case, the legislature should cease and desist and let the government go on."

  • Banks not heeding this "imperative" are subject to cease and desist orders and to financial penalties of thousands or millions of dollars.

  • The paper, noting that Musharraf didn't talk about martial law or of any new constitutional arrangements in his address to the nation, cited reports that the United States has been in direct contact with the Pakistani military urging it to desist from doing anything unconstitutional.


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