Pausing a program

Is there a command in C++ to pause your program? Say I wanted to cout two things, but so as to not overload the user with info I want to stagger them by 10 seconds each. How could I do this? (Note: Cross-platform is preferable, I do a lot of linux developing in addition to windows dev work.)

Thanks for your help.
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