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Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman suspens as in en suspens, from Old French suspens.

Pronunciation

Noun

suspense

  1. the condition of being suspended
  2. the pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc
  3. the unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation

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French

Etymology 1

Nominalisation of the feminine form of suspens.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /sys.pɑ̃ns/

Noun

suspense f.

  1. suspense (1)

Etymology 2

From English suspense.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /sys.pɛns/

Noun

suspense m.

  1. suspense (2 and 3)
    Cet acteur à jouer dans beaucoup de films à suspense.

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