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suspended

[ suh-spend ]SEE DEFINITION OF suspended
  • adj.pensile
  • adj.postponed

Synonyms for suspended

  • dangling
  • drooping
  • hanging
  • pendulous
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUSPENDED

The coverlet dropped from her breast; her hand was suspended with stiff fingers.

Could she ever pardon herself for this delay, when Mordecai is suspended?

To be sure my cousin would have suspended his judgment till he could have arrived.

My mind has recovered in some degree its shaken and suspended faculties.

He appeared to have suspended his labours, and to be occupied in thought.

Holding him suspended with one hand, with the other hand he proceeded to give him a beating.

Still, still the hunter pursued; he suspended not the velocity of his course.

The Gods have suspended their thunder over the head of the apostate.

They were suspended by buoys about thirty feet below the surface of the water.

At that moment the wind dropped, and the combatants were suspended in mid-air.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to bar or exclude temporarily from some function or privilege, to cause to cease for a time," from Old French suspendre, from Latin suspendere "to hang, stop," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + pendere "cause to hang, weigh" (see pendant). The literal sense of "to cause to hang by a support from above" is recorded from mid-15c. Suspenders is attested from 1810, American English. Suspended animation first recorded 1795.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUSPENDED

abeyant

adjectivelatent
  • dormant
  • inactive
  • inoperative
  • quiescent
  • sleeping
  • suspended

dormant

adjectiveinactive; sleeping
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