bated bated  /ˈbeɪ tɪd/


  • (adj) diminished or moderated


  1. Once more the world waited with bated breath for news of their decision but that decision meant far more than war or peace in the time of a septuagenarian.
  2. When White gently lifted Gos back to fist, he bated again.
  3. In the palmy days of the market boom, before the great flopperoola of 1990, these used to be attended with bated breath as a spectacle of utterly crazed consumption.


  1. Is Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s Wedding On Hold?

    The world has been waiting with bated breath for Jennifer Aniston to walk down the aisle again, but according to a new report, we may all have to wait a little longer. A source tells People magazine that "wedding talk … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: omg! Celeb News via omg!

  2. ‘Titanfall’ E3 2013 Gameplay Demo

    The first footage of Titanfall has been revealed at the E3 2013 conference. Since news of Respawn Entertainent making a sci-fi shooter game, players have waited with bated breath to finally see this first game footage. Furthermore, the teaser the company put out when they launched their website left gamers desperate for the official title to be [...] ‘Titanfall’ E3 2013 Gameplay Demo is a post ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. 'Game of Thrones' finale will be a 'tricky homecoming'

    With fans still reeling from last Sunday's Red Wedding episode, "The Rains of Castamere," the third season of "Game of Thrones" comes to a close this weekend, and no one is waiting with more bated breath for that than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer on the HBO program. "Even though I've read all the scripts, I wasn't around when they shot all of it," he reminded ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: CNN


  1. ...chief executive David Gill, who insisted he does not want to step into Brian Barwick's shoes at the Football Association, added on Sky Sports News: "Clearly there's not long to go, you'll have to wait with bated breath. We're working on it...
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: David Gill Source:

  2. "Obviously we want to be in the World Cup but we also want to beat Iraq," FFA chairman Frank Lowy said. "We will also lose money and the fans will be disappointed if the game does not go ahead. So we are waiting with bated breath to see the...
    on May 25, 2008 By: Frank Lowy Source:

  3. "Looking forward to every episode with bated breath-obviously I have a bias, to see this mix of people will be interesting [and entertaining] to watch," added Shilpa, who hosted the second season of the show in 2008.
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Shilpa Shetty Source: Sify

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