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Meaning of suspense

sus•pense

Pronunciation: (su-spens'), [key]
— n.
  1. a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of apprehension or anxiety.
  2. a state of mental indecision.
  3. undecided or doubtful condition, as of affairs: For a few days matters hung in suspense.
  4. the state or condition of being suspended.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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