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A temporary stop in action or speech
“She stopped pacing, her pause leaving her gazing out the window.”
A state or an instance of temporary inaction because of uncertainty about the right course of action
“… the question caught the professor off guard, and there was a pause before he responded.”
Interrupt action or speech briefly
“Her dark blue eyes made him pause a second longer.”
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