verb (used without object)
Origin of desist
Examples from the Web for desisting
Desisting from his task, he approached his officer and saluted.
Desisting from his labours, he regarded the mass of coal with studied interest.
Desisting from their search, they resolved to keep a lookout.The Boy Slaves|Mayne Reid
His abashed obedience, his promptness in desisting, restored her self-possession immediately.When Egypt Went Broke|Holman Day
Desisting from this, he began to wander about the far end of the field, aimlessly.Dubliners|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for desisting
Word Origin for desist
Word Origin and History for desisting
mid-15c., from Middle French désister (mid-14c.), from Latin desistere "to stand aside, leave off, cease," from de- "off" (see de-) + sistere "stop, come to a stand" (see assist). Related: Desisted; desisting.
Idioms and Phrases with desisting
see cease and desist.