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A quality in a work of fiction that arouses excited expectation or uncertainty about what may happen
“There just doesn't seem to be any real suspense in romantic comedies any more.”
A state of temporary inactivity
“The lawsuit is in suspense until the court makes a decision concerning a related lawsuit.”
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome
The state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something good, will happen
An authorization to a debtor, permitting temporary suspension of payments
The main events of a play, novel, film, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence
Urgent desire or interest
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