pause

All Noun Verb
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  • What she would do when she got there she had not paused to think. Cited from The Golden Shoemaker, by J. W. Keyworth
  • He looked at them as they came up and paused a few feet from him. Cited from Adrift in the Wilds, by Edward S. Ellis
  • Then he would pause for a rest and then get up and start over again.
  • He paused a moment in the middle of the room and looked around him. Cited from Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls, by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
  • Though the construction paused a number of times, the wall is nearly complete.
  • As he set foot upon the court-house steps he paused and looked back at her. Cited from The Wrong Woman, by Charles D. Stewart
  • The attack failed and the fighting paused while the winter weather set in.
  • Then he paused, and while he sat down to rest I continued the work. Cited from The Coral Island, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The player can pause it any time to set up new orders.
  • The player can pause the game and issue orders to characters at any time.
  • When it is his turn to move he never pauses to make up his mind. Cited from Punch, Vol. 152, January 24, 1917, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • He had half entered when he paused and turned to me. Cited from The Trail of '98, by Robert W. Service
  • She paused half way as if to rest, then came slowly up to where he was standing. Cited from Story of Chester Lawrence, by Nephi Anderson
  • It is worth while pausing one moment to give evidence upon the fact. Cited from Folklore as an Historical Science, by George Laurence Gomme
  • And pausing, he looked in my face as he might upon a picture. Cited from Uncle Silas, by J. S. LeFanu
  • If we had not paused, some of us would surely have been hit. Cited from Memoirs, by Charles Godfrey Leland
  • After pausing for an hour in the village, they continued on their way. Cited from The Tiger of Mysore, by G. A. Henty
  • He paused and again ran his eye along the row of letters. Cited from The Secret Wireless, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • Neither army paused in their advance, both seeking to press home the attack.
  • As he did so, the boy paused directly outside the house. Cited from The Sins of Severac Bablon, by Sax Rohmer
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Meaning of pause

  • noun A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  • noun Temporary inactivity
  • verb Cease an action temporarily
    We pause for station identification, let's break for lunch