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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When rightful owners fail to claim these assets over a specified number of years, banks, stockbrokers, utilities, employers, life insurance companies and the government normally transfer them into suspense accounts.It is estimated that one third of insurance policies are not paid out because family members were not aware of their existence or the insurance company was not notified and neither was an effort made to find the reason for dormancy.
These devices fulfill the perpetrator's intention to conceal the real crime and create suspense in the novel.
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This is the question that the Stanford Literary Lab's project on suspense has set out to answer using the tools of digital humanities.
According to the Journal's aforementioned article, titled "Suspense and Surprise," people "derive entertainment from suspense and surprise," and "the capacity to surprise an audience is a scarce resource." The study's three authors, economists Jeffrey Ely, Alexander Frankel and Emir Kamenica, assert that people enjoy learning the outcomes (of games and/or movies), but not too quickly.
Despite a clear intention to be the next Fargo by way of Seven, the result is a workmanlike police procedural containing not a snowflake of suspense or intrigue.
The opening chapter of Saving Silence hits the ground running, and continues to keep the reader in suspense throughout.
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With that decision behind them, the measure sailed through the House with no suspense and little dissent.
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What lifts Notorious above the level of good thriller is the lead characters' internal conflicts and the story's ironic suspense. To set these up, Hitchcock masterfully establishes the characters' premises and problems to create a situation that he will play throughout the film.
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