What does the word pause mean?

Usage examples for pause

  1. " Yes, sonny," he continued, after a long pause; " a many, many things. – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  2. After another pause Mrs. Ollnee answered: " She will do so. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  3. He went on speaking slowly, after a pause. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
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