suspensefulness

suspensefulness

(səˈspɛnsfʊlnəs)
n
the state of being suspenseful
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In this regard, perceived "suspensefulness of a game"--which is the wording used in previous fan surveys--might proxy game uncertainty, seasonal uncertainty (at the level of a single game), both dimensions, or even further issues such as the quality of the contestants.
We made use of the latter term and accounted for the perceived "suspensefulness" of the single games by asking the fans to state on a scale of 0-10 (0 [equivalent to] not at all suspenseful ...
Therefore, we are able to compare this subjective measure with available objective data about the games in order to apprehend (at group level) the link between suspensefulness and game characteristics.
(11) Nalbantis, Pawlowski, and Coates (2015) tryto tackle these issues in a follow-up study by collecting statements of fans of a German 1st Bundesliga club a few days prior to a game about their willingness to pay for a ticket to the upcoming game, as well as about their perception of suspensefulness of the game under consideration.
Baseball made me understand what patriotism was about, at its best." And here, touching all the bases: "Baseball, with its lore and legends, its cultural power, its seasonal associations, its native authenticity, its simple rules and transparent strategies, its longeurs [sic] and thrills, its spaciousness, its suspensefulness, its peculiarly hypnotic tedium, its heroics, its nuances, its lingo, its "characters," its language, and its mythic sense of life, was the literature of my boyhood." (34) Author John Updike observed that "baseball, with its graceful intermittences of action, its immense and tranquil field sparsely settled with poised men in white, its dispassionate mathematics, seems to me best suited to accommodate, and to be ornamented by, a loner.
Unliterary readers may lose interest in a story once they know the ending, as if it were yesterday's newspaper, but more literary readers (as well as children) can enjoy a story many times over, savoring not just its suspense but the quality of suspensefulness, an ongoing feeling of uncertainty or danger.
And so, in addition to marking the vividness and suspensefulness of khloraukhen, I believe we are justified in considering why the neck of Meleager's sister, about whom Heracles knows almost nothing else, merits mention.