stop to think

idiom

: to take a moment to think about something
Did you ever stop to think about the risk you took?

Examples of stop to think in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The maximalists denounce red-state families going to Chili’s for a special night out, taking off their masks with carefree delight when the Awesome Blossom arrives, but do not stop to think for a second before ordering Indian food on Uber Eats. Justin E. H. Smith, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022 While more than 90 percent of all goods used worldwide are transported by ship, few consumers stop to think about the lengthy ocean voyage involved, or the plight of seafarers who go months or years without seeing their families to make that possible. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 Although cutting out plastic bags from your life is a good move, most people don’t stop to think about the impact of the tote bag itself. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2020 The maximalists denounce red-state families going to Chili’s for a special night out, taking off their masks with carefree delight when the Awesome Blossom arrives, but do not stop to think for a second before ordering Indian food on Uber Eats. Justin E. H. Smith, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022 Does anyone stop to think how callous and pointless all this makes the entire concept of giving and receiving presents? Washington Post, 2 May 2022 Shawn Turner didn’t stop to think about his own safety when his son spotted a car in a canal. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, 8 July 2021 But many of the revelers likely didn’t stop to think about the surrounding neighborhoods that are devoid of jobs, investment and opportunity. Otis R. Taylor Jr., SFChronicle.com, 27 Aug. 2020 Why, at no point, did anyone stop to think about the actual people involved, about maybe taking this private, to a place where everything wasn’t telegraphed and distorted? Soraya Roberts, Longreads, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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“Stop to think.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop%20to%20think. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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