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  • v. Present participle of pause.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pause; a temporary stoppage.


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  • Boeing Co., still struggling with workmanship issues from a major Italian supplier, is again pausing factory deliveries of components for the new 787 Dreamliner while the latest problems are resolved.

    Boeing Pauses Delivery of 787 Jet Sections

  • In this spirit of cussed resistance lets have wander through the surreal garden of PC Britain pausing to scoff as we pass the macabre exhibits.

    Archive 2007-04-29

  • "I eat Coca-Cola everyday," she said in English, pausing to take a swig of the bubbleless brew, "but I eat no food."


  • Still there are circumstances by which a man is justified in pausing in the middle of his life to contemplate the years already passed.

    The Promised Land

  • "Ain't no next life," Matt answered, pausing from the steak to take his first sip of coffee.

    Just Meat

  • "Go on," directed the stranger in English, pausing to adjust his cravat, and made his leisurely way after the hurrying porter.

    I Spy

  • Finally, he sent them away, smiling and sorrowful – as is the bounden duty of young married couples to depart – Edwin pausing on the carriage-step to embrace his mother with especial tenderness, and whisper her to "give his love to Guy."

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • It is a thousand pities, 'continued he, again pausing,' that such a gloriously spirited young fellow should waste his life in seclusion, waiting on the caprices of an old woman – What do you intend to do with him? '

    The Old Manor House

  • "It's OK right now, but later, if this is covering the cervix, the baby can't come out through the vagina," Murchison said in English, pausing for Driscoll to interpret.

    The Roanoke Times: Home page

  • If I have not, the judgments of academic colleagues will weigh less heavily on me than the knowledge that I have failed the very people whose survival (in the fullest sense of that term) I do indeed care very much about: the women who stopped what they were doing, pausing from the relentless labor necessary to keep themselves and their dependents alive, to show me howin their opinion, at that precise and desolate postwar momentwe academic historians should comprehend rural women's histories, and remember them, and put them to use.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique


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