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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pause.


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  • The train paused for only a few minutes at Hershey, then pulled off about a hundred yards and promptly broke down.

    The 12:39 to Matanzas

  • As the train paused and lifted again, We decided to go on, and passed it just fine.


  • Robin paused at the armored car and put the mask back on Batman's face!

    “Robin, who was supposed to be at Andover,...”

  • They were howling at the very gates, and sometimes he and the Factor paused from the game to listen and laugh at the futile efforts of the wolves to get in.

    The Hunger Cry

  • Martin paused from his rhapsody, only to break out afresh.

    Chapter 35

  • Kwaque, squatted on the floor, his hams on his heels, paused from the rough-polishing of a shell comb designed and cut out by his master, and looked up, eager to receive command and serve.


  • He stood by the weather rail for a time (we were lowering over the lee rail), and then sauntered slowly amidships, where he again paused and stood facing the wind, with his back toward us.

    Chapter 26

  • Please tell me I wasn't the only one who thought it funny when Aretha Franklin paused during a line in the song 'my Country Tis of Thee' halfway through the word 'country'?

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The Captain paused for a moment. “Take us in. ” “Sir? ” “Like the man said, they paid for the trip of a lifetime, let†™ s give them their moneys worth. ”

    365 tomorrows » 2006 » October : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • The assassin paused in doubt, still crouched upon the sill.

    Excerpt: Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud


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