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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

My weaknesses... I wish I could come up with something. I'd probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they're the same thing.
Al Pacino

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein
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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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