- suspended animation,
- suspended sentence,
- suspender belt,
- suspense account,
Origin of suspense
Examples from the Web for suspenseful
A sure-fire draft pick turned into a 50-50 chance, and then a suspenseful wait through the final rounds of the NFL draft.
“I wanted to create a suspenseful sequence,” he explained to the crowd.
“Omar” is funny and suspenseful, with the perfect balance of romance and action.
But these are minor quibbles for a work as unrelentingly ambitious and suspenseful as A Dance With Dragons.
Word Origin for suspense
c.1400, "not being executed, unfulfilled" (of legal matters), from Anglo-French suspens (in en suspens "in abeyance," c.1300), from Old French suspens "act of suspending," from Latin suspensus, past participle of suspendere (see suspend). Meaning "state of mental uncertainty" (mid-15c.) is from legal meaning of "not rendered, not paid, not carried out" (e.g. suspended sentence). As a genre of novels, stories, etc., attested from 1952.