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  • v  moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
    He bated his breath when talking about this affair
  • v  flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
  • v  soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
  • v  strike with, or as if with a baseball bat
  • v  wink briefly
  • v  have a turn at bat
  • v  use a bat
  • v  beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
  • s  diminished or moderated
    our bated enthusiasm
    his bated hopes

  • 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.
  • The library and publishing communities are still waiting (with bated breath, according to Adler) for that report to help clear things up.
  • Give it some bated breath! Get excited! How can you expect the readers to get excited if you don't get excited yourself?" Last week Walter Lippmann, able, scholarly editor of .
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  • 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 ?
    June 12, 2013 - omg! Celeb News via omg!
  • ‘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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • '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 ...
    June 8, 2013 - CNN

  • David Gill in
    ...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...
  • Frank Lowy in
    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...
  • Shilpa Shetty in Sify
    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.

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