To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and holiness of life.
To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body.
To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).
Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. Ernest Hemingway
I have never been a fan of science fiction. For me, fiction has to explore the combinatorial possibilities of people interacting under the constraints imposed by our biology and history. When an author is free to suspend the constraints, it's tennis without a net. Steven Pinker
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work. Edward Gibbon
The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late. Daniel Defoe
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not. John Lubbock