Desistance in a Sentence 

Definition of Desistance  

the action of ceasing offensive action

Examples of Desistance in a sentence

The police would have been forced to take desperate measures if not for the desistance of the criminal’s aggression.  
The desistance of a crime just before you commit it will not negate the fact that you intended to do it from the start.  
If there is no desistance from the rioters, the national guard will be forced to step in and stop them.  

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