I was standing up as she said it and her words stopped me like a punch in the head.
His words stopped her yet again, but for an entirely different reason this time.
"Find the words to stop your people from killing anymore," she said.
And suddenly he realized that words could not stop her.
Even now a few calm words from either side might have stopped this.
I almost said the words to cut the connection; stopped.
His single word stopped her before she'd gone twenty feet.
Bo's mouth kept moving even after the words stopped coming out.
He was about to leave when her words stopped him.
The word stops coming but it's still in the air.