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  • s  (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

  • With other women he was the imperious monarch, but with her he was sometimes reduced to nail-biting anxiety.
  • In the era of TiVo, the nail-biting scene at NASA as controllers watched the descent had a curious familiarity to it.
  • The nail-biting question that programmers face: Once the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the last gold medals awarded, will ABC's soap fans tune in again?.
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  • Bruins prevail in overtime in Game 2, tie series with Blackhawks, 1-1
    The Bruins fell behind early but managed to turn it on in the second period and the Black and Gold finished on top with a nail-biting, heart-stopping, 2-1 overtime win over the Blackhawks at the United Center Saturday night that tied the Stanley Cup Final series at one game apiece.        
    June 16, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Oregon State, Mississippi State punch Omaha tickets
    The first matchup of the College World Series is set, and it features a pair of teams that sealed a trip to Omaha by the slimmest of margins on Monday. Mississippi State and Oregon State each advanced to college baseball's hallowed ground with nail-biting, one-run victories, and they'll square off Saturday at 3 p.m. ET to kick off the 67th edition of the College World Series.
    June 11, 2013 - Major League Baseball

  • Cecil Cooper in
    Any time you can score runs like that in bunches, you kind of relax,manager Cecil Cooper said. "It's actually the first time this year we went through an entire game where we've been somewhat relaxed. Usually, it's kind of nail-biting for...
  • Peter Laviolette in ESPN
    When the other team is coming at our two forwards at the back end it's nail-biting time, but the flip side of that is we've got five dangerous players on the ice,Laviolette said.

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