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Synonyms for pause

to stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

to be irresolute in acting or doing

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The news that Bethlehem Steel, the nation's second largest steel producer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month should have given pause to industrialists everywhere.
When the stakes are as high as they are in capital cases, even people who are predisposed to the death penalty are given pause by the finality of the penalty," according to Zachary Carter, co-chair of the Section of Litigation's Criminal Litigation Committee.
324) with interest but was given pause by the fact that the nuns knew their autobiographies were "to be read by the congregation's Mother Superior.
Cynical about the possibility of human warmth or love (which she dismisses as "another form of slavery"), her cold detachment is given pause for thought when Marie becomes involved in a fetishistic but genuinely felt affair with an older, widowed (and again, disfigured) man.
If any employers were so rash as to rely on McNemar as precedent, they were soon given pause.