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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

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
Alfred Hitchcock

This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
Oscar Wilde

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Mary McCarthy

There is no suspense in inevitability.
Damon Lindelof

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Daniel J. Boorstin
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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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