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suspense


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suspense  \Sus*pense"\,  a.  [F.  suspens,  L.  suspensus  p.  p.  of 
  suspendere.  See  {Suspend}.] 
  1.  Held  or  lifted  up  held  or  prevented  from  proceeding. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  [The  great  light  of  day]  suspense  in  heaven. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Expressing,  or  proceeding  from  suspense  or  doubt.  [Obs.] 
  ``Expectation  held  his  look  suspense.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suspense  \Sus*pense"\,  n.  [From  F.  suspens,  a.  See  {Suspense}, 
  a.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Ten  days  the  prophet  in  suspense  remained.  --Denham. 
 
  Upon  the  ticklish  balance  of  suspense.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  Cessation  for  a  time;  stop;  pause. 
 
  A  cool  suspense  from  pleasure  and  from  pain.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  [Cf.  F.  suspense.]  (Law)  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  account}  (Bookkeeping),  an  account  in  which 
  receipts  or  disbursements  are  temporarily  entered  until 
  their  proper  position  in  the  books  is  determined. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  suspense 
  n  1:  apprehension  about  what  is  going  to  happen 
  2:  an  uncertain  cognitive  state;  "the  matter  remained  in 
  suspense  for  several  years" 
  3:  excited  anticipation  of  an  approaching  climax;  "the  play 
  kept  the  audience  in  suspense" 




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