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 Meanings and Examples of SUSPENSE
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suspense
 n.  uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  Any known danger he could face with a firm lip, but this suspense was unnerving.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
2  John Ferrier felt that instant death would be better than the suspense which shook his nerves and chilled his heart.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
3  This suspense, I know, is telling upon all of you; but it is now our intention to make an end of it.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
4  But here I took pity on my visitor's suspense, and some perhaps on my own growing curiosity.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
5  The sun was setting now; and the red light in the evening sky touched every face there, and caused it to be distinctly seen in all its rapt suspense.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
6  For, although an ingenious Allegory relating to a butcher, a three-legged stool, a dog, and a leg of mutton, this narrative consumed time; and they were in great suspense.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
7  The other three sat up at the inn all night in great suspense.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
8  Their suspense lasted an hour or two.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
9  This was a letter to be run through eagerly, to be read deliberately, to supply matter for much reflection, and to leave everything in greater suspense than ever.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
10  Let there be an end of this suspense.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
11  Her feelings made her speak low; and Captain Wentworth, hearing only in part, and probably not having Dick Musgrove at all near his thoughts, looked rather in suspense, and as if waiting for more.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
12  Anne was startled and confused; but after standing in a moment's suspense, was obliged, and not sorry to be obliged, to hurry away.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
13  After the usual period of suspense, the usual sounds of approach were heard, and "Mr and Mrs Charles Musgrove" were ushered into the room.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
14  Anything was possible, anything might be defied rather than suspense.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
15  In this agony of suspense she entered the house, put the baby in a place of safety, woke the lad and the female domestic, and ran out to give the alarm at the nearest cottage.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  He covered his head with the bedclothes and waited in a horror of suspense for his doom; for he had not the shadow of a doubt that this entire hubbub was about him.
2  He covered his head with the bedclothes and waited in a horror of suspense for his doom.
3  We waited in great suspense for the doctor's opinion.
4  They were kept in suspense about their possibility of joining the expedition for several weeks.
5  The film version requires greater suspension of disbelief than the book.
6  The union is protesting about the suspension of a restaurant worker.
7  Both sides are now working towards a suspension of hostilities.
8  A strike by British Airways ground staff has led to the suspension of flights between London and Manchester.
9  The minister warned that any civil servant not at his desk faced immediate suspension.
10  Grima has started to work off his eight - match suspension.
11  Another caution will result in his automatic suspension from the final.
12  A four - day suspension was imposed on her.
13  The car's suspension is so good that when you hit a pothole you hardly notice it.
14  Dr El Baradei said international inspectors were in Iran to monitor and verify the suspension of enrichment activities in advance of the IAEA board meeting on Thursday.
15  The headmaster has made a decision of suspension of a pupil from school.