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synonyms for cliffhanger

  • close call
  • shocker
  • squeaker
  • thriller
  • close shave
  • narrow escape
  • spine-chiller
  • white knuckle
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How to use cliffhanger in a sentence

It’s also simply a twisty, fast-paced, action-packed show whose episodes end in killer cliffhangers—in other words, the ultimate binge bait.
THE 5 BEST NEW TV SHOWS OUR CRITIC WATCHED IN SEPTEMBER 2021JUDY BERMANSEPTEMBER 30, 2021TIME
Read moreThe crucial ballots that ended slavery in MarylandThe vote was a cliffhanger, and in the end, 375 absentee ballots cast by soldiers made the difference.
THE JOY OF JUNETEENTH: AMERICA’S LONG AND UNEVEN MARCH FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOMGILLIAN BROCKELL, KATE RABINOWITZ, FRANK HULLEY-JONESJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Part one of Lupin ended with a cliffhanger, and part two begins in the immediate aftermath.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LITERARY ORIGINS OF NETFLIX’S BUZZY CRIME DRAMA LUPINANNABEL GUTTERMANJUNE 11, 2021TIME
A cliffhanger that could’ve been resolved within the first episode of Part 2 instead takes twice as long to wrap up.
IF TV IS THE NEW FILM, WE NEED MORE SHOWS LIKE LUPINJUDY BERMANJUNE 10, 2021TIME
Sometimes the McDonald’s commercials of the ’80s had entire narrative arcs, with recurring characters and cliffhangers.
THE MCDONALD’S COMMERCIALS THAT LIVE IN OUR MINDS, RENT FREEMM CARRIGANDECEMBER 18, 2020EATER
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WORDS RELATED TO CLIFFHANGER

  • cliffhanger
  • close shave
  • close squeeze
  • close thing
  • hairbreadth escape
  • heart stopper
  • narrow escape
  • narrow squeak
  • near go
  • near miss
  • near squeak
  • near thing
  • photofinish
  • squeaker
  • tight squeeze
  • white-knuckler
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.