Definitions

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  • adj. Without pausing; ceaseless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without pause; continuous; unceasing; ceaseless: as, the pauseless activity of life.

Etymologies

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pause +‎ -less

Examples

  • A poem ostensibly about marble is actually a droll analysis of our wish to thwart mortality, and in "Loss Creek," a hike through "the broken prose of the bush roads" gradually, gracefully metamorphoses into a meditation on desire, where the poet recognizes "the sweet / perils rushing in the creek crawling / through the rock" and knows "he should not trust such / pauseless syntax."

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • I was long wrapt by such ideas; but the soul wearies of a pauseless flight; and, stooping from its wheeling circuits round and round this spot, suddenly it fell ten thousand fathom deep, into the abyss of the present — into self-knowledge — into tenfold sadness.

    The Last Man

  • Its pauseless flow, the stern momentum of its current -- its remorseless coldness to all human hopes and fears -- the secrets which lie buried underneath its waters, and the myriad purposes of those it bears upon its bosom -- are all so clearly typical of Time.

    Western Characters or Types of Border Life in the Western States

  • Gletkin's way of rapping out his questions in a rapid, pauseless sequence called to his mind the image of a bird of prey hacking at its victim with its beak.

    Darkness At Noon

  • He subsided, enveloped himself in a cloud of smoke and listened, half-amused, half-irritated, to Lulu's pauseless, squirrel-like chatter.

    Angel Island

  • Line by line, stanza by stanza, the words came sweeping on with the rhythm of marching feet, pauseless, resistless.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • The flames of pauseless industries are here and there marked on the distance.

    The Scotch Express

  • How exquisite the indication of the pauseless continuity of the nightingale's song by the transition from short sentences, cut up by commas and semicolons, to the “linked sweetness long drawn out” of “She all night long her amorous descant sung”!

    Life of John Milton

  • The dizzy swiftness would have blinded most who should have been carried through the dry air and under the burning skies at that breathless and pauseless speed; but she had ridden half-maddened colts with the skill of Arabs themselves; she had been tossed on a holster from her earliest years, and had clung with an infant's hands in fearless glee to the mane of roughriders 'chargers.

    Under Two Flags

  • Victorious and pauseless the cranes parted the air, now and then exchanging a cry with their leader; there was something proud and grave, a certain unwavering self-reliance in this call, this interchange of speech in the cloud confines.

    Visions -- A Phantasy

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