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What does "Suspense" mean?

Definition

(a.) 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 (a.) Cessation for a time; stop; pause (a.) Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt (a.) Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding (a.) 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


Example: "The matter remained in suspense for several years" Example: "The play kept the audience in suspense"


Word Family suspenseful