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suspensefulness

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  • noun The state of being suspenseful; suspense.

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Examples

  • Improbable as it may seem — the tide of serial-killer dramas that TV writers churn out has been unrelenting — the L & O episode about the killer of 19 young women managed a raw suspensefulness, thanks to nimble plot complications involving DNA evidence and a mesmerizing performance by Terrence Howard in the role of Deputy DA Jonah Dekker.

    The Perps Keep Coming

  • Yet despite all its suspensefulness, The Talented Mr. Ripley when viewed from a slightly different angle approaches the comic: Tom must switch from one persona to another like a vaudeville quick-change artist, even as the plot complications start to recall classic farces about the mixups resulting from mistaken identities.

    This Woman Is Dangerous

  • Same brand of teacherly humour, same "light" suspensefulness.

    HH Com 231 (227)

  • Philip Roth, in a 1973 New York Times essay on baseball, called "its longueurs and thrills, its spaciousness, its suspensefulness, its heroics, its nuances, its lingo, its 'characters,' its peculiarly hypnotic tedium."

    NYT > Home Page

  • A book that revels in its 'smoke-and-mirrors' suspensefulness, that gains traction in your mind by copying your suburban predispositions intimately, and which is also filled with intelligent writing, must be a book to remember.

    Happy Antipodean

  • The writing maintains the suspensefulness that has pervaded this book since #26, and I’m really enjoying the character work Bucky’s targetless rage, Tony’s grief clouding his much-vaunted predictive mind, Sharon’s horror at being controlled as well as Epting & Mike Perkins art.

    Captain America #30 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • i loved twilight and the people playing it, i did not read the book but i am glad because then i would not know what was going to happen next, i liked the suspensefulness ... and they should have edward more in the next one he is sooo hott and made the movie awesome especially with his realationship with Bella KEEP HIM IN PLS

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

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