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How like a "thriller" it was to be rushing toward such a gripping scene!

If she only could write scenarios, what a thriller this would make!

“But a thriller,” Ace assured them, as Norris lighted his pipe on the lee of a bowlder.

This was a thriller that appealed to the familiar in him,—the impishness that died hard.

This is the weird, fantastic “thriller” from which sprang the Protocols.

It looked to me as if the effete Easterners put on the thriller for the bandits.

This is a most ingenious detective story—a thriller in every sense of the word.

These books are quite different from the ordinary detective novel and from the more traditional type of thriller.

After the baseball news and a fair start in the thriller, he indulged further in past grievances.

He made a third at their games, turned an attentive ear to the thriller or added his bit to the enlightenment of the conversation.

WORD ORIGIN

1889, "sensational story," agent noun from thrill (v.).

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