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Gives one pause


Reflection. An act or word that makes one pause to consider your reaction. Review and reconsideration. ‘Pause’ is used to emphasize a need to stop and think about what was said or what just occurred in case it will change your outlook on future actions.

“When my friend died young, it gave me pause to consider my own life.”

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