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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAUSED

In this holy atmosphere we paused for a moment in silent reverence.

Passing the Jewish cemetery, Kate and Harry paused a moment.

Philip, after a moment's hesitation, followed her, and paused in the doorway.

She paused, with a look of expectation, as if she waited for my consenting answer.

"I'll see you later," said Grace, as they paused for a moment in front of Vinton's.

He stepped to the door into the horse shed and paused; there was no sound.

With his hand on the knob of the drawing-room door Austin paused and looked at him.

Andrew paused in the shallows to allow Sally one swallow; then he went on.

There they paused, and stood for a few minutes face to face talking earnestly.

He paused, evidently expectant of laudatory corroboration from the secretary.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French pausee "a pause, interruption" (14c.) and directly from Latin pausa "a halt, stop, cessation," from Greek pausis "stopping, ceasing," from pauein "to stop, to cause to cease," from PIE root *paus- "to leave, desert, cease, stop."

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