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1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.

2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt. I stand in pause where I shall first begin. (Shak)

3. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts.

4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses.

5. A break or paragraph in writing. He writes with warmth, which usually neglects method, and those partitions and pauses which men educated in schools observe. (locke)

6. A hold. See 4th Hold.

Synonym: stop, cessation, suspension.

Origin: F, fr. L. Pausa. See Pose.

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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... sit unsuspectfully in doctor's waiting rooms as people read magazines,etc.& hope they "turn the pages right",but sometimes they pause to read an article or stop reading altogether which ruins my "brain massage".I have often wondered what would happen if someone turned ...

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by pinkbike
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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pine resin problem

... dealt with by simply washing hands. The real problem began when I realised that the resin won't dry, it stayed sticky for days (weeks) so I had to pause my work in order not to get resin all over some very expensive and sensitive equipment. I did my research and managed to clean some of it with ...

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by jan31
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: pine resin problem
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Life is nonmaterial phenomenon

... track? If it is, why we are unable to get clear understanding of these things in spite of substantial research already done in biology? We do not pause to ponder over this issue. It is high time we at least doubted something is fundamentally wrong in biology. It is without knowing what “life” ...

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by PAWahid
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Life is nonmaterial phenomenon
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... it, and of course she couldn't play at all, but she was determined that I believe that she could play. The whole time she was doing it, at every pause in between notes, the tingling would start, and I know that it wasn't the music, it was something about the whole scenario. I know I have had ...

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by chillsdownmyspine
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Now I am going to pause here, as it is only just a start, and ask you to match my list of non-Darwinists with a comparable list of Darwinists. For every name you put forward I will match it. Now are you prepared to go toe to toe with ...

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by freerob
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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