What does the word suspense mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Lawrence L. Lynch
  2. We waited in suspense. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. But another face at the door grew pale with suspense. – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009