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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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Another for whom the ground should be ideal is the Richard Fahey-trained Brief Suspence in the Ampleforth National Hunt Novices' Hurdle (12.20).
'Tis quite opposite to the Custom of the very best Writers in this Way, to give too full an Account of the Contents: it should be just hinted to the Reader something extraordinary is to happen in the seven or eight subsequent Pages, but what that is should be left for them to discover." Coventry cites Fielding's "judicious Method of detaining the Reader in agreeable Suspence," affirming that "No Writer has so strictly kept up to this as Mr.
You shall not be kept in suspence, I will not begin with any common place passages, such as hurry of Business &c &c (tho by the by I might with no small degree of truth do so) but frankly state the particulars, Your Father was to have procur'd a frank which was to have serv'd us all but unluckily has been out of Town all the Week & returns tomorrow I was unwilling to write till I cou'd ascertain the time I shou'd be able to come down, I have now fix'd on Wednesday next to leave Town by the same Machine which convey'd you down & of course the same hour, I went to the Inn to take my place but was told it was unusual to do so untill the day before I went, but that the Coach was seldom full of Passengers bound for Carlisle, so there my dependence rests.
A year of suspence will draw to a climatic close when the winners of the first "Propane Gallery of Architectural Design" competition are announced in the Gas Industry Exhibit at the NAHB Show in Las Vegas later this month.
Rather than spending money on big effects, in place of blood and gore is mystery and suspence, accomplished with low budget tricks like eerie sounds.
Todorov lo indica, invece, come romanzo di suspence. Si veda Tzvetan Todorov, "The Typology of Detective Fiction," The Poetics of Prose, traduzione a cura di Richard Ormond (Oxford: Blackwell, 1977) 47; e in traduzione italiana La poetica della prosa (Milano: Bompiani, 1996).
(29) So in verse 27, which is the only one of the three to mention infernal spirits, Smart is associating the protective power of the hexagram with the power of music: "When satan with his hand he quell'd, / And in serene suspence he held / The frantic throes of Saul" (27:160-62).