verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of suspend
Examples from the Web for suspended
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but two and a half years suspended.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Time was suspended as the world watched and waited for news about the young, brave girl from the Swat Valley.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This may be precisely the point: that fiction at its best is a sphere of suspended belief as much as suspended disbelief.
From the roof of the barn is a long loop of rope, through this the turkey is suspended by its legs.
As for Ready for Hillary, it now survives in a sort of suspended animation.
No blood can pass through a vein that is closed by resistance, nor can it ever do it until resistance is suspended.Philosophy of Osteopathy|Andrew T. Still
Suspended from the gas pipe, which was bent and leaking, was Don Roberto.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
A strange servant opens to them; a strange stream of light comes from the hall, where a bright chandelier had been suspended.Old Kensington|Miss Thackeray
In the midst of them all, a group of splendid Toledo swords, beautiful in design and workmanship, were suspended.Dangerous Ground|Lawrence L. Lynch
Hang round my daughter's neck this earring, suspended by a lock of my hair.The Prairie Flower|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for suspended
Word Origin for suspend
Word Origin and History for suspended
late 13c., "to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege, to cause to cease for a time," from Old French suspendre, from Latin suspendere "to hang, stop," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + pendere "cause to hang, weigh" (see pendant). The literal sense of "to cause to hang by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Suspenders is attested from 1810, American English. Suspended animation first recorded 1795.