I learned from those articles, lessons about rhythm and pacing and when to stick the dagger in and when to sheath it.
The novel is crowded with incident, but the pacing is brisk and the intersections of the characters artfully handled.
She is, without seeming to be, always in control of her characters, her plot and her pacing.
We see the pacing and its effect on the people below, all in one shot.
Gutiérrez is pacing around the room and his voice is rising.
It is some one pacing the cell at the further end of the passage.
Captain Downs was pacing steadily from rail to rail between the wheel and the house.
Friday was sitting in a chair close by the bound Eurasian; Ban Wilson, more restless, was pacing up and down.
The admiral, pacing away at his right, was beginning to wear on his nerves.
After pacing the floor for half an hour, I again threw myself on the bed, and soon was dreaming again.
late 13c., "a step in walking; rate of motion," from Old French pas "a step, pace, trace," and directly from Latin passus, passum "a step, pace, stride," noun use of past participle of pandere "to stretch (the leg), spread out," probably from PIE *pat-no-, from root *pete- "to spread" (cf. Greek petannynai "to spread out," petalon "a leaf," patane "plate, dish;" Old Norse faðmr "embrace, bosom," Old English fæðm "embrace, bosom, fathom," Old Saxon fathmos "the outstretched arms"). Also, "a measure of five feet" [Johnson]. Pace-setter in fashion is from 1895.
"with the leave of," 1863, from Latin pace, ablative of pax "peace," as in pace tua "with all deference to you;" from PIE *pak- "to fasten" (see pax). "Used chiefly as a courteous or ironical apology for a contradiction or difference of opinion" [OED].
1510s, "to walk at a steady rate," from pace (n.). Meaning "to measure by pacing" is from 1570s. That of "to set the pace for" (another) is from 1886. Related: Paced; pacing.