Example sentences for: pauses

How can you use “pauses” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • At last, he entered the room, the saint himself,Moulay Madani, in a white head scarf and caftanThe fading blue of a map's Moroccan coastline,Its hem embroidered with geometric ports of call.A rugged sixty, with a longshoreman's jaw,A courtier's guile, and a statesman's earnest pauses,He first explained the crescent dagger he fingeredHad been made two centuries ago by a clever Jew.Then he squinted for my reaction.

  • Drama is increased by the use of a single lighted showcase running the length of the pitch-dark room with no interruptions, no pauses for breath.

  • It waits till its seventh paragraph to notice that across the services, the gender difference in attrition is only 5 percent and till the 24th paragraph to mention that unmarried women can get pregnant and still get out of the service with an honorable discharge, and even then never pauses to wonder how closing this loophole might change the situation.

  • When she hears herself saying that being with her husband is "like being with papa," she pauses for a second, then flashes her eyes with something close to a recognition of primal sin, utters a sound somewhere between a hysterical giggle and a shriek of horror, and rushes across the room as if in flight from her own words.

  • To which the I-guru sighs, pauses, and explains, "The real question, Charlie, is what industries will not be affected.

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