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Synonyms for pause

Synonyms for pause

to stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

to be irresolute in acting or doing

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However, a report just published by the Irish authorities in charge of investigating the plane crash in Cork in February 2011 (resulting in six deaths) gives pause for thought.
Even so, The Killers as a possible cheerleading houseband for a Republican presidential hopeful gives pause for thought.
A visit to the village and the area is a lesson in human ingenuity and gives pause for thought.
That the good and the bad sometimes inhabit the same picture, sometimes not, gives pause.
The fact that the West is represented in greater proportions by Protestant and evangelical Christians gives pause to consider once again the necessity of work being done in the Catholic camp to become a counter-culture in the political realm.
The fact that radical surgery to combat obesity ( what the man in the street would understand as stomach stapling ( is to be made widely available on the NHS in the region gives pause for thought.