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Noun
The unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation
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“We sat and waited in suspense for the doctor to give us the news.”
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The pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement
“I can't wait for the concert. The suspense is killing me!”
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A work of fiction designed to keep readers in a state of excitement
“The suspense continued with the hero hanging desperately from a cliff. Would he plunge to his death or not?”
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A state of suspension or temporary inactivity
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“The appeal has been put into suspense by reason of his application for judicial review.”
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Story line
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The quality of being eager or enthusiastic
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