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cliffhanger

1. An ending of a piece of fiction (e.g., a television episode, chapter of a book, a film, etc.) characterized by a dramatically suspenseful and uncertain end. A good summer book always has a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter so that you never want to put it down! Judging by that movie's cliffhanger, I'd say we'll be seeing a sequel coming out fairly soon.
2. A serial television or film production characterized by such endings. That show is a cliffhanger—the episodes never really have endings.
3. Any contest, competition, or other such situation in which the outcome is suspenseful and uncertain until the very end. The two teams have been neck and neck for the entire second half, and with two minutes left this match has become a real cliffhanger. This election is looking like a cliffhanger, and we won't be able to truly say who's won until all the votes are counted.
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Next week, we'll be picking up from a real cliff hanger! Only one of the characters ends up in hospital.
Summary: Dubai [UAE], Feb 11 (ANI): Sidra AmeenaACAOs 52 and three-wicket hauls from Diana Baig and Nashra Sandhu set Pakistan up with a four-wicket win over West Indies in a cliff hanger finish to the third ODI match at the ICC Academy, handing Pakistan a 2-1 series victory on Monday.
Almost every chapter ends with a cliff hanger that makes you gasp out loud.
Critique: "Sheriff Of Vengeance" is a gritty, realistic western that grips the reader's total and rapt attention with a story that is a deftly crafted masterpiece replete with unexpected plot twists and a cliff hanger finish.
He said: "If god forbid Sir Cliff hanged himself - and I am not saying he is heavy enough - would it be all right if the headline was "Cliff Hanger?" Co-host Adrian Chiles also bemused viewers - talking about his manhood.
The first part of the duology ends on a cliff hanger and rather then spoil that for people.
The nail-biting cliff hanger ending virtually guarantees large ratings for the premiere of season two.
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A CLIFF HANGER Rob's BMW perched on edge of a 100ft drop; ROCKY ROAD The BMW crashed into fence after climbing steep path; WHAT A DRAG Four-wheel drive quad tries to pull BMW along path; DRIVEN TO TEARS Police charged Rob for careless driving
Most chapters end on a cliff hanger, things go very wrong and then get worse, resulting in the story moving along at a fast pace.
The action is fast paced, the characters deftly drawn, the ending a genuine and suspenseful cliff hanger. From first page to last, "Murder's A Cinch" is a totally engaging entertainment and highly recommended for fans of mystery/suspense in general, and Patricia A.
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With reference to the article written by Dan O'Neill - 'Cliff Hanger', as a Cliff fan who was actually at the concert referred to, I would like to put forward the true facts and not the rubbish written.
Casualty (BBC1, 8.20pm) Why do the big cheeses behind successful BBC dramas like Casualty enjoy taunting us with cliff hanger endings, knowing full well we won't remember the incident by the opening of the next series?