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  • adj. Inducing suspense.

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  • adj. (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense


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suspense +‎ -ful


  • If you want a masterly lesson in suspenseful storytelling, read this book.

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  • The movie would perhaps be better described as a suspenseful intrigue, but due to the inclusion of zombies, undead or not, it gets called "horror."

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  • Gerhart called the suspenseful Heisman race "crazy."


  • So it is very "suspenseful" for both the author and the reader.

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  • Max, the ordinary guy, will prove to be a little more heroic than Vincent expects, there will be a "suspenseful" chase, and yadda yadda yadda.


  • Using rack shots when nothing is moving or close-ups to create a sense of suspense where nothing can be considered "suspenseful"; all of it separates the viewer from the film.

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  • Vice and Virtue feels very flabby indeed, relying as heavily as it does on endless repititions of the same drab themes and riffs, opening with a huge and utterly pointless slab of "suspenseful" and "cinematic" noise, and insistently sprinkling proceedings with dose after dose of monotony and dullness.

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  • The last 20 minutes are actually kind of suspenseful…or maybe they just wake you up compared to what you’ve seen before.

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  • "suspenseful" television drama and holding "Big Boy" when an explosion took place on the show, startling the kitty, who bit her thumb.

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  • Because Watergate has become part of the received national lore—with heroes, villains, and the comforting moral that crime does not pay—we forget that its outcome was not foreordained and that those two years were very suspenseful.

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