- waited with bated breath
- That grave and orderly senior was not going to bate a jot of his dignity …
- —George Eliot
- And I shall have to bate my price …
- —A. E. Housman
- And now I have bated your curiosity …
- —J. F. Cooper
What made you want to look up bate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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