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They were instantly surrounded and seized, whereupon their leader called out to his followers to desist from any violence, and pretended to be perfectly pacific in his intentions.
Tristram, and on her mentioning their name, he begged her almost severely to desist.
In case this should be so, or in case you should entertain much thought of me in what you are doing, I most earnestly entreat and beg you to desist.
As I turned to discover the cause of his act he continued to pull me steadily in the opposite direction, nor would he desist until I had turned about and indicated that I would follow him voluntarily.
But his words were of no avail, and only tended to anger Black Michael, so he was forced to desist and make the best he could of a bad situation.
It was impossible for the Prince to desist, and own himself defeated, and it was impossible to subdue the city except by largely destroying it.
Lise, I beg you to desist," said Prince Andrew still more emphatically.
But I shall not desist from voting with him on that account.
Peter gave Wendy a hand at first, but had to desist, Tink was so indignant.
The current was broken, and soon we had to desist miserably from our pretences.
In vain he protested against such treatment, until a strapping soldier struck him across the mouth and threatened to shoot him if he did not desist.
Her protests were of no avail since the beast could not know that they were protests, nor did he desist until she caught her foot in some tangled grass and fell to the ground.