How to pause javascript code execution for 2 seconds [duplicate]

Javascript is single-threaded, so by nature there should not be a sleep function because sleeping will block the thread. setTimeout is a way to get around this by posting an event to the queue to be executed later without blocking the thread. But if you want a true sleep function, you can write something like this:

function sleep(miliseconds) {
   var currentTime = new Date().getTime();

   while (currentTime + miliseconds >= new Date().getTime()) {

Note: The above code is NOT recommended.

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