Origin of suspensive
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Lafayette, who imagined himself to be copying the American constitution, proposed that the king should have a suspensive veto.
The people have a suspensive veto and, finally, a definitive veto, which they may exercise when they please.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
A strong smell of rancid wicks disturbed nobody and in the charged, suspensive air the cheap lamps burned with a still flame."Persons Unknown"
Note the suspensive intense rise upon “heaven” and the falling on “hell.”Browning and the Dramatic Monologue
S. S. Curry
Metrical students will delight in the double rhymes of the octave, which play so great a part in the suspensive music.Theodore Watts-Dunton
- having the power of deferment; effecting suspension
- causing, characterized by, or relating to suspense
- inclined to defer judgment; undecided
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