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pausing

[ pawz ]SEE DEFINITION OF pausing

Synonyms for pausing

  • hesitate
  • interrupt
  • shake
  • waver
  • cease
  • deliberate
  • desist
  • discontinue
  • drop
  • halt
  • reflect
  • rest
  • sideline
  • suspend
  • break it up
  • call time
  • catch one's breath
  • come to standstill
  • hold back
  • put on hold
  • stop briefly
  • take a break
  • take a breather
  • take five
  • take ten
  • think twice
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Antonyms for pausing

  • carry on
  • continue
  • do
  • go
  • keep on
  • restart
  • rise
  • persist
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PAUSING

She then descended, and pausing at the great landing, heard other steps descending also.

"'Ere we are, sir," said the cabman's nephew, pausing at the head of the steps.

Pausing only to verify the number, he sprang up the steps and found the bell-button.

So he sat, with a steadfastly vacant gaze, pausing in his work.

"Yes," said Carton, pausing again, and answering over his shoulder.

"It's Morgan," Grim bellowed, not pausing an instant in his descent.

"True," she said coolly, pausing before the door of her stateroom.

"Give me my key," Mrs. Morton cried, pausing for a moment at the desk.

He walked on tip-toe to the end of the corridor, pausing at every cell.

Pausing at a cross-road, he selected a tree for one of his remaining announcements.

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."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PAUSING

remaining

adjectivestaying
  • halting
  • pausing
  • resting
  • stopping
  • tarrying
  • waiting
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