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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

I think privacy is valuable. You don't have to share everything, and it's healthy to occasionally hit the pause button and ask yourself if you're oversharing. But at the end of the day, if you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to hide.
Ashton Kutcher

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

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