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However,he's given pause for thought when he is plagued by nightmares.
The exact scale of Northern Rock's problems will be influential in determining its future, with potential suitors - whether private equity or otherwise - given pause for thought if its debt is indeed as large as reported.
Even those who support capital punishment would, you'd think, have been given pause by Bush's apparent absolute certainty that not a single one of these 152 souls deserved to be spared death by lethal injection.