"Pauses or rests, in speaking and reading, are a total cessation of the voice during a perceptible, and, in many cases, a measurable space of time.
Pain is not the object of contrivance--no anatomist ever dreamt of explaining any organ of the body on the principle of the thumb screw; it is itself productive of good; it is seldom both violent, and long continued; and then its pauses and intermissions become positive pleasures. "
But that pause was the beginning of the downfall.
The endless variety of the pauses in the versification of these poems could not have been the work of chance, and the adaptation of words with reference to their asperity, or smoothness, or strength, is equally refined and scientific.
The pause now was the longest of all.
And--" His pause was my opportunity. "
A good upholder of anything which they believe, a fact-speaker of any kind, they will long follow; but a pause in the speaker's own character is very properly a loss of attraction.
Trenton's pauses were a very important asset in her conversation--"it requires--" "Collateral," said Mrs. Banks.
Indeed, that little pause was a great and awful moment.