Definitions

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  • adjective (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

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Examples

  • Ha Ha Ha! Seriously, good stuff, enjoyed reading this installment and I liked the cliff-hanging ending as well

    DELUGE (Part 26) – Brian Keene

  • This cliff-hanging stretch of Highway 99 runs from Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay up through the mountains to Whistler and beyond.

    The Best Skiing in North America

  • Back from hiatus, this underrated spy thriller picks up where the last cliff-hanging episode left off, with Michael confronting rogue agent and former protégé Nikita in her lair, prompting flashbacks to their first overseas mission together in happier if no less sinister times.

    Matt's Picks: April 4-7

  • The dogged Woody comes to the rescue, but before all is resolved there are chases and cliff-hanging escapes, and Buzz is first reprogrammed as a militarist and then as a dashing, Spanish-speaking gallant.

    Toy Story 3

  • Most of the hundreds of people packed into Sumela's tiny cliff-hanging monastery were descendants of Pontic Greeks, forced from the coastal areas of the Black Sea in a huge population exchange between Turkey and Greece in 1923.

    Turkey Allows Monastery Mass

  • I must say that I cannot remember a time when all four divisional rivals faced off on the same weekend and both games featured such huge, cliff-hanging comebacks.

    A weekend to remember

  • But I so enjoyed hearing the evidence during that second intermission of how Ibsen, that shrewd craftsman, can still keep an audience on tenterhooks - and have Londoners of the 21st century talking about the second act of “Rosmersholm” as if it were the cliff-hanging season finale of a prime-time soap opera.

    London Theater Journal: Ibsen, in “Rosmersholm,” Still Keeps Them Guessing - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • But I so enjoyed hearing the evidence during that second intermission of how Ibsen, that shrewd craftsman, can still keep an audience on tenterhooks - and have Londoners of the 21st century talking about the second act of “Rosmersholm” as if it were the cliff-hanging season finale of a prime-time soap opera.

    London Theater Journal: Ibsen, in “Rosmersholm,” Still Keeps Them Guessing - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Now, once more mining the rich past, Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures–from The Arabian Nights to Alexandre Dumas to Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories–in a wonderful new novel brimming with breathless action, raucous humor, cliff-hanging suspense, and a cast of colorful characters worthy of Scheherazade’s most tantalizing tales.

    Gentlemen of the Road: Summary and book reviews of Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon.

  • In all the subsequent debate re the trilogy's weighty themes and dizzying ideas, I had forgotten just how action-packed this book was, complete with cliff-hanging chapter endings.

    Archive 2007-11-01

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