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Pause meaning

pause - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
  2. 2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
  3. 3. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts.
  4. 4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
  5. 5. A break or paragraph in writing.
  6. 6. A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.
  7. 7. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest.
  8. 8. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
  9. 9. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
  10. 10. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect.
  11. 11. To cause to stop or rest; - used reflexively.
  12. 12. A stop; cessation; suspense.
  13. 13. To stop; wait.

pause - examples of usage

  1. A pause gave her time to ask herself this question. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. After a short pause, he said: " I am not telling you that I am in love with you. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. And then he added, after a pause, 'Oh, indeed! - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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