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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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Kelley's adaptation pays conscientious attention to the novel's interplay of voices and tones, which it renders skillfully in the play's many dramatic tensions. But the play's staging neglects the voice of philosophical reflection and critical commentary that comes to the fore in "Fate," and it depicts the centerpiece of this section of the novel, Bigger's murder trial, only briefly.
Dramatic tension emerges from the us-vs-them scenario.
Dramatic tension? They gave Pinter the Nobel prize for less.
The startling success of the spelling bee genre might be explained by the "cuteness" appeal of its preadolescent contestants or the dramatic tension of the winner-take-all competition.
How Uhtred comes to champion Arthur's almost hopeless cause provides the book's substantial dramatic tension.
Surely, in so serene a piece as the Prelude, this approach works perfectly well; but in something like the closing moments of La Mer, where the sea swells up and dances a literal storm, one senses little of the dramatic tension, the excitement and fervor, of the moment.
The story presumes to draw its dramatic tension from the contradiction of a rangy latter-day Wyatt Earp making his way in Gotham, presented in the film as a redoubt of seedy hotels, pill-popping scenesters, and criminals emboldened by the torpor of liberal permissiveness.
The surprising twists and page-turning cliffhangers literally pulsate with dramatic tension, and the novel's pace, in near-breathless passages, runs full-throttle as the reader approaches the story's climax and vows to untangle each perilous detail.
Stengers and Van Neck open their volume with the crisis in full swing to play up the dramatic tension and then return to the origin of the great terror before following its progression until today.
With only the slightest hint at dramatic tension, the stories meander along as a series of vignettes built around the theme of father-daughter relationships, or in the case of Loren's character, the dynamics of an abandoned child (Wendy Crewson) and her mother who meet briefly at a book signing.
Certainly Purim, the evening-long presentation of the Gyor National Ballet Theater of Hungary, directed by Janos Kiss, needed much more nuance, more dramatic tension, and above all, more original dance shapes.
Hawking's plot has to do with two facts in dramatic tension: one is that black holes by definition radiate nothing; the other is that if a hypothetical particle gets zapped at the rim of a black hole, it disintegrates into a left-spinning and a right-spinning half (Carroll would have loved this).