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01. The lecturer [paused] to drink a glass of water, and then continued with his speech.
02. The mayor [paused] before answering the question.
03. The hikers [paused] to drink some water, and then continued up the trail.
04. The old man [paused] at the door to wave good-bye, and then was gone.
05. The musicians began by tuning their instruments, and then, after a short [pause], the symphony began.
06. We worked all morning, [pausing] only to drink a bit of water.
07. I can't believe it. He gave an hour-long speech and didn't even [pause] once to look at his notes.
08. Conversations have a normal speed, and people are sometimes impatient of what they find to be long [pauses] made by second language learners.
09. We [paused] the video to raid the fridge for beer and munchies.
10. The Italian President has called for a [pause] in debate on reform of the United Nations, suggesting that current proposals could cause some problems.
11. The cat [paused] only for a second, and then pounced on the small bird.
12. Mark Twain once said that whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to [pause] and reflect.
13. Lord Byron once remarked, "What's drinking? A mere [pause] from thinking!"
14. The devastating attacks on the U.S. in September 2001 caused the entire world to [pause] and reflect on the danger we all now face at the hands of ruthless terrorists.
15. The old man [paused] for a minute, and then resumed talking.

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  • pause — [ poz ] n. f. • 1360; lat. pausa 1 ♦ Interruption momentanée d une activité, d un travail. ⇒ arrêt, 2. break(anglic.), interruption, suspension. La pause de midi. Fam. La pause( )café (pour prendre le café). ♢ Spécialt Temps de repos interrompant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pause — Pause, 1) Unterbrechung, Stillstand in Etwas; 2) (Mus.), der Verzug in einem Tonstück, welchen ein Instrument od. mehre machen; 3) Notenzeichen, welches dem Spieler od. Sänger andeutet, diesen Verzug eintreten zu lassen. Die P n sind große u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pause — n Pause, recess, respite, lull, intermission are comparable when they mean a temporary cessation especially in action, in activity, or in movement. Pause, though it carries an implication of expected resumption, stresses the fact of stopping… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pause — Pause, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pausing}.] [Cf. F. pauser, L. pausare. See {Pause}, n., {Pose}.] 1. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest. Tarry, pause a day or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pause — [pôz] n. [ME pawse < MFr pause < L pausa < Gr pausis, a stopping < pauein, to bring to an end < IE base * paus , to let go > OPrus pausto, wild] 1. a short period of inaction; temporary stop, break, or rest, as in speaking or… …   English World dictionary

  • pause — PAUSE. s. f. Intermission, suspension, cessation d une action, d un mouvement pour quelque temps. Il ne se dit proprement qu en parlant des personnes. Faire une pause, de longues pauses. Il fit deux ou trois pauses en chemin. la procession fit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pause — ► NOUN 1) a temporary stop in action or speech. 2) Music a mark ( ) over a note or rest that is to be lengthened by an unspecified amount. ► VERB ▪ stop temporarily. ● give pause (or give pause for thought) to Cf. ↑give pause to …   English terms dictionary

  • Pause — Pause, n. [F., fr. L. pausa. See {Pose}.] 1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation. [1913 Webster] 2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt. [1913 Webster] I stand in pause… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pause — may refer to a rest, hesitation, or temporary stop.Pause may also refer to: * Rest (music) or fermata; also specifically the whole rest in French usage * The break key on computer keyboards * A requested breakpoint during computer program… …   Wikipedia

  • Pause — Pause, v. t. To cause to stop or rest; used reflexively. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pause [1] — Pause (v. griech. pausis, das »Aufhören«), Ruhepunkt, das zeitweise Aufhören oder Unterbrechen einer Tätigkeit; insbes. bei der Deklamation und im Spiel des Schauspielers das an gewissen Stellen beobachtete Innehalten und namentlich in der Musik… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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