I learned from those articles, lessons about rhythm and pacing and when to stick the dagger in and when to sheath it.
Dakota Fanning, playing the Volturi empress Jane, is reduced to pacing and giving death stares out of Mean Girls.
By that he means, and I soon discovered, that the pacing is languid and perfectly in keeping with real police procedure.
"I hate them," he declares, pacing back and forth, his face red.
The novel is crowded with incident, but the pacing is brisk and the intersections of the characters artfully handled.
It is some one pacing the cell at the further end of the passage.
She realized dully that Carlotta was there, too, pacing up and down the little room.
Friday was sitting in a chair close by the bound Eurasian; Ban Wilson, more restless, was pacing up and down.
Madden nodded slightly, and the two drew near the pacing guard.
After pacing the floor for half an hour, I again threw myself on the bed, and soon was dreaming again.
late 13c., "a step in walking; rate of motion," from Old French pas "a step, pace, trace," and directly from Latin passus, passum "a step, pace, stride," noun use of past participle of pandere "to stretch (the leg), spread out," probably from PIE *pat-no-, from root *pete- "to spread" (cf. Greek petannynai "to spread out," petalon "a leaf," patane "plate, dish;" Old Norse faðmr "embrace, bosom," Old English fæðm "embrace, bosom, fathom," Old Saxon fathmos "the outstretched arms"). Also, "a measure of five feet" [Johnson]. Pace-setter in fashion is from 1895.
"with the leave of," 1863, from Latin pace, ablative of pax "peace," as in pace tua "with all deference to you;" from PIE *pak- "to fasten" (see pax). "Used chiefly as a courteous or ironical apology for a contradiction or difference of opinion" [OED].
1510s, "to walk at a steady rate," from pace (n.). Meaning "to measure by pacing" is from 1570s. That of "to set the pace for" (another) is from 1886. Related: Paced; pacing.