Usage examples for bated

  1. A clergyman- his father's successor, but a stranger to him- climbed down after it: and he stood in the quiet crowd watching the light- house above and the lamps which the groom had lit in Honoria's carriage, and listening to the bated voices of the few at their dreadful task below. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. That I say with bated breath, for nothing could exceed my respect for those heaven- born musicians. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  3. When they reached her door there was a young man at the lock with a latch- key, which he was not making work, for, after a bated blasphemy of his failure, he turned and twitched the bell impatiently. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  4. Europe, thought Jefferson as he strode quickly along, pointed with envy to America's unparalleled prosperity, spoke with bated breath of her great fortunes. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  5. It tells the tale of an old Venetian legend, almost forgotten now, but which used to be told with bated breath, and was believed to be a matter of history. – Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters by Amy Steedman