Key findings in these focus groups about what drives voters should give pause to strategists and ad-makers in both parties.
In quickly conceived strategy he began to give pause in his attack, nay, he retreated a step or two.
It may be conceded at the outset that there are disturbing elements in it, well calculated to give pause to the student of Titian.
That ought to give pause to the Amalgamated Sorehead Society.
The suffering Christ should give pause to all questionings about the sufferings of His servants.
Something sufficiently interesting, at any rate, to give pause even to a critic in a hurry.
In order to give pause to Russia, Bismarck even indulged in a passing flirtation with England.
It would67 have been quite sufficient to give pause to any approaching wagon or machine.
But it was only the rude and savage in an unfamiliar literature that could give pause in the age of Pope.
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."
mid-15c., from pause (n.) and from Middle French pauser, from Late Latin pausare "to halt, cease, pause." Related: Paused; pausing.
A temporary stop or cessation.