in suspense


: waiting anxiously
She kept him in suspense for two whole days before she agreed to marry him.

Examples of in suspense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For someone who relishes theatrics, Trump may enjoy keeping everyone in suspense. Eric Cortellessa, TIME, 9 May 2024 There’s a question that now has me in suspense more than most of the Marvel-movie teasers do. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 19 Apr. 2024 Unlike traditional horror, thrillers often keep us in suspense with the power of suggestion and implication, using every trick in the cinematic playbook to get our hearts racing while withholding overt depictions of what makes the characters anxious. Wesley Stenzel,, 27 Mar. 2024 Even with the massive hint of her Kimmel appearance, the final episode still kept viewers in suspense., 24 Jan. 2024 The film is, in some ways, a cruel and excruciating exercise in suspense: Will a rich Osage woman named Mollie (Lily Gladstone, giving a fascinatingly enigmatic performance) survive the slow death being planned for her by her husband (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his uncle (Robert De Niro)? Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 16 Dec. 2023 That’s because Elon Musk has kept consumers in suspense until the final moment. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 17 Oct. 2023 The industry has been in suspense since the studios and the union got back to the bargaining table on Aug. 11, after more than 100 days of the writers strike. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Aug. 2023 For the time being, San Francisco residents are in suspense. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 19 Aug. 2023

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“In suspense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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