suspense

Part of speech: noun

The state of being undecided; uncertainty.

Part of speech: noun

The state of being suspended.

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Usage examples "suspense":

  1. " Well, I will not keep them in suspense long," said Madeline, and in the darkness she smiled triumphantly. - "Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter", Lawrence L. Lynch.
  2. We waited in suspense. - "The White Peacock", D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence.
  3. But another face at the door grew pale with suspense. - "When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009.