Part of speech: verb

To stop; hold back; delay; linger.

Part of speech: noun

A cessation or intermission of action.

Part of speech: noun

A holding back; hesitation.

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Usage examples "pause":

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