verb (used without object), paused, paus·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for pause
The detectives are still at it, seeking to account for a period of time when Brinsley may well have paused to sit somewhere.
But asked if he would say “Merry Christmas” to someone who he knew did not celebrate the holiday, he paused for several seconds.
Asked what kind of support he got from rank-and-file Democrats, he paused before replying with a hearty laugh.Repubs Should Take It From Kucinich: Impeachment Isn’t Worth It|Eleanor Clift|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Johnson recalled that Brown paused to chat with some construction workers.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her voice was raspy and after answering questions she paused, as if about to faint.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the porch he paused a moment, to draw on his woollen gloves, and button his great coat, and for something besides.Gifts of Genius|Various
They paused for a moment at the wire fencing, and looked through.Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
"Five thousand—" He paused, as though in doubt, or as if making a mental calculation.Marietta|F. Marion Crawford
I paused involuntarily, not from any idle curiosity, but because I could not listen to such a touching appeal unmoved.Pride|Eugne Sue
One of her dogs had strayed, and she was beating the town to find him; but she paused to listen to his tale.Grey Town|Gerald Baldwin
British Dictionary definitions for pause
Derived forms of pausepausal, adjectivepauser, nounpausing, noun, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with pause
see give pause.