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Definition of Pause

Pause

  1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
  2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
  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. 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. A break or paragraph in writing.
  6. A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.
  7. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest.
  8. To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
  9. To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
  10. To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect.
  11. To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively.

Pause Quotations

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire

It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.
Kristin Armstrong

For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.
Marcus Samuelsson

The world is a crazy, beautiful, ugly complicated place, and it keeps moving on from crisis to strangeness to beauty to weirdness to tragedy. The caravan keeps moving on, and the job of the longform writer or filmmaker or radio broadcaster is to stop - is to pause - and when the caravan goes away, that's when this stuff comes.
David Remnick
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Pause Translations

pause in Afrikaans is pouse
pause in Dutch is pauzeren
pause in Finnish is tauko
pause in French is pause
pause in Portuguese is pausa
pause in Spanish is descanso, hacer una pausa, pausa
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