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This year forced nearly everyone to hit pause and take stock of what is important.

Now, with teams purporting losses from a lack of fans in 2020, it’s hard to guess who may benefit from another spending pause.

Both Priddy and Diaz-Torres have said they agree with Superintendent Francisco Durán’s reopening proposals, although that was before the superintendent this week hit pause on his strategy.

The crisis has already forced a pause in low-performing products, pruning of pack sizes and consolidation of shipping units and ingredients.

From Digiday

So this year, we said, let’s take a pause, let’s delay the product, let’s delay stuff that’s not been made yet.

From Fortune

The detectives are still at it, seeking to account for a period of time when Brinsley may well have paused to sit somewhere.

But asked if he would say “Merry Christmas” to someone who he knew did not celebrate the holiday, he paused for several seconds.

Asked what kind of support he got from rank-and-file Democrats, he paused before replying with a hearty laugh.

Johnson recalled that Brown paused to chat with some construction workers.

Her voice was raspy and after answering questions she paused, as if about to faint.

Goodell paused in the doorway and emitted a whistle of surprise at sight of a horse in one of the stalls.

"From what I have heard, I think I may be free to discuss this," and she paused again, with her eyes asking that she may.

He caught his breath, he paused, then stepped within on tiptoe, and the hush of four thousand years closed after him.

He paused; and hastily wrote a few lines, to say that parent still lived, and would yet proclaim himself with honour to the world.

Having paused a few seconds to recover breath, he brushed his hat with his elbow, and declared himself ready.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paused, such as: interrupt, hesitate, waver, shake, suspend, and halt.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.