suspense


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SUSPENSE. When a rent, profit a prendre, and the like, are, in consequence of the unity of possession of the rent, &c., of the land out of which they issue, not in esse for a time, they are said to be in suspense, tunc dormiunt, but they may be revived or awakened. Co, Litt. 313 a.

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He was not only a suspense writer but the one who introduced science fiction in Urdu novels, she said.
Although the project is still ongoing, the group's central finding so far is that suspense is characterized by the presence of words that convey how things appear to be rather than how they really are, such as "seemed," "perceived," or "observed.
A final observation is that, since the MBAs took over the "creative" aspect of entertainment, it is not surprising that a mathematical tool is being utilized to create suspense and surprise in film and TV shows.
As suspense thriller, Thegidi is a well-researched, purposefully executed film that works perfectly well.
This situation--a man pimping his lover or her being pimped by her lover to an evil and dangerous man--is intensely dramatic for several reasons, and the suspense proceeds on two levels.
Seriously speaking, contradictory views voiced over India,Pakistan relations have only added to a veneer of suspense over their diplomatic ties.
And then, of course, in Suspense there is also "that vanquished fat figure in a little cocked hat" (123): Napoleon.
The new novel is said to be a clever suspense fiction which tells the story of Dee, who has spent most of her life on welfare, watching an often absent father struggle with addiction and her mother's battle with cancer.
A CATWALK king and a queen of suspense received honorary degrees in Newcastle.
The suspense needed a more solid cast to leave an impact.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a crucial ally of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, continued the suspense over its stand on any resolution, which may be introduced in Parliament concerning the FDI in multi-brand retail.