A circle of 12-year-olds desisted from their romp to watch the sweet lady approaching them.
Natasha only desisted when she had been told that there would be pineapple ice.
But these calls had only re-echoed through the cathedral arches with such a dismal, dirge-like sound that they had desisted.
He desisted at last and looked back at us with a mien of anger.
Then instantly he desisted and sat looking wickedly at the Author, while the Author stared at him aghast.
It awakened the compunctions of conscience, and he desisted from his purpose.
She soon, indeed, desisted from her efforts, for the fire which blazed up speedily convinced her that all hope was gone.
He desisted, and his eyes wandered slowly from object to object.
But it must not be inferred from this statement that he desisted from active astronomical work.
As he was hurrying to me as rapidly as possible, I desisted from further inquiry.