It is not your duty to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.
I hereby call on all Republicans involved in any voter suppression efforts to cease and desist immediately.
From Air Force One: “We call on all sides to cease and desist from the use of violence.”
He said that when he told her to desist, she threatened to hit herself and then tell the cops that he had done it.
Then there are the cases where the FEC does issue a cease and desist directive—only to be completely ignored.
A policeman is called and the officer gives the woman notice that he will arrest her if she does not desist.
He is about to shoot it when it warns him to desist, or it will cost him his life.
The remonstrative shouts of his friends, however, induced him to desist, and he sat down to work in a less perilous position.
These, although he could not help feeling them, did not cause him to desist.
Batista some years, during which he continued to paint, and to form pupils, until infirmity and old age compelled him to desist.