Robert's suspicions were lulled to sleep, and he ceased to be as vigilant and watchful as he had been.
To disregard it would be to start the suspicions of Dozier as soon as his brain cleared.
Neither did the suspicions against him remain passive; they became active.
Oh, how you must have despised me for the folly, the meanness of my suspicions!
He had not done that, but had ...