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Definition of suspence

"Suspence" is probably misspelled. Trying suspense instead Definition of suspense

1. suspense [ n ] an uncertain cognitive state
Examples: "the matter remained in suspense for several years"

Used in print:

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

General_manager Pels even suggested that it might be wise to keep the Mexicans in suspense rather_than accept their offers to sell_out and move away , and try to have a_few punished .

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

She experienced none of the suspense of some poor stranger selling encyclopedias .

Synonyms suspense Related Terms doubt

2. suspense [ n ] apprehension about what is going to happen

Used in print:

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

Once he had abandoned himself to the very worst , once he had quieted all the dragons of worry and suspense , there would n't be very much for Mae to do .

Synonyms suspense Related Terms apprehension

3. suspense [ n ] excited anticipation of an approaching climax
Examples: "the play kept the audience in suspense"

Synonyms suspense Related Terms anticipation

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