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Definition of Suspense

Suspense

  1. Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
  2. Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
  3. 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.
  4. Cessation for a time; stop; pause.
  5. 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.

Suspense Quotations

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
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Suspense Translations

suspense in French is suspens
suspense in German is Spannung
suspense in Spanish is suspense
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