Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury.
Cessation for a time; stop; pause.
A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. Mignon McLaughlin
I've said in many interviews that I like my fiction to be unpredictable. I like there to be considerable suspense. George R. R. Martin
I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. Danny Boyle
I think suspense should be like any other color on a writer's palette. I suppose I'm in the minority but I think it's crazy for 'literary fiction' to divorce itself from stories that are suspenseful, and assign anything with cops or spies or criminals to some genre ghetto. Jess Walter