Our bated enthusiasm. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
We watched the daring feats of the acrobats with bated breath. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Verb (used with object) : unable to bate our enthusiasm. ,setbacks that bated his hopes. From Dictionary.com.
I can't believe someone actually knows how to spell 'bated' breath. From Wordnik.com. [BEA Systems to change ticker symbol to FCKD] Reference
You knew about "bated" breath but I doubt you have a source for this. From Wordnik.com. [Mark Kirk's Big Idea to Solve the Immigration Problem] Reference
"Look at her, Nell!" he exclaimed, with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden] Reference
With bated breath and whispering humbleness say this. From Wordnik.com. [Shakspere, Personal Recollections] Reference
"And how do you feel now?" she asked, with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden] Reference
The hunchback's eyes blinked and bated in the candlelight. From Wordnik.com. [The Sleuth of St. James's Square] Reference
The nation followed the operation's progress with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [Prayers For An Elephant] Reference
To flee was impossible, so with bated breath he stood his ground. From Wordnik.com. [The Boy Land Boomer Dick Arbuckle's Adventures in Oklahoma] Reference
Tensely, with bated breath -- yea, teaching their sons to hate me. From Wordnik.com. [New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915] Reference
And every parish had to find a bull or a bear to be bated every Sunday. From Wordnik.com. [Dr. Jolliffe's Boys] Reference
"Listen, and see if it comes again!" said Bandy-legs, with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [Chums of the Camp Fire] Reference
London had been reading with bated breath for well nigh three years past. From Wordnik.com. [VC — A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea] Reference
Would the fireboats go close enough? the first wondered with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [Four American Indians King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola] Reference
"The entire city of Miami Beach is awaiting your arrival with bated breath.". From Wordnik.com. [Supermind] Reference
She was listening with bated breath, because he was voicing her own thoughts. From Wordnik.com. [The Triflers] Reference
Crouching against the wall, with bated breath, he heard first the landlord's tones. From Wordnik.com. [Under the Rose] Reference
Women strained forward, and half-dazed men sat back and listened with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [The Triflers] Reference
He was wealthy, and his name was mentioned by the other servants with 'bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [The Scarlet Feather] Reference
"Everyone watches with bated breath to see which ones look like they are doing well.". From Wordnik.com. [INVESTING: SHOPPING FOR SMART BETS] Reference
He has never, however, bated a jot of heart, and he is now beginning to reap his reward. From Wordnik.com. [The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century] Reference
It is O'Meara's turn to be surprised, and he writes on with eager eyes and bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [The Diamond Coterie] Reference
There they lay, as flat as possible, listening with bated breath to the sophomores below. From Wordnik.com. [Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School The Merry Doings of the Oakdale Freshmen Girls] Reference
The world is waiting with bated breath to see which Times Mirror asset Willes dumps next. From Wordnik.com. [The Tax-Avoidance Tango] Reference
Now he expected to die, but he held up his shield, and lost no ground, nor bated any cheer. From Wordnik.com. [Stories of King Arthur and His Knights Retold from Malory's "Morte dArthur"] Reference
Frank watched the slow approach of the sailboat, with bated breath and loudly-beating heart. From Wordnik.com. [Golden Days for Boys and Girls Volume XIII, No. 51: November 12, 1892] Reference
With bated breath, pausing after each step, Alex went forward, reached it, and peered within. From Wordnik.com. [The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity] Reference
He saw no light and stood for a second peering into the darkness, listening with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [The Secret Wireless or, The Spy Hunt of the Camp Brady Patrol] Reference
It was a new phase of life for him, but he bated his haughty Southern exclusiveness to meet it. From Wordnik.com. [The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy] Reference
Chios gasped for breath, and started back as if stung by a serpent, exclaiming, with bated breath. From Wordnik.com. [Saronia A Romance of Ancient Ephesus] Reference
In my own eagerness I leaned forward, my right elbow resting upon my knee, and with bated breath, waited for her to continue. From Wordnik.com. [Princess Zara] Reference
"But he may be found in time!" declared Corney Shays, who had listened to all this talk with bated breath, and wide open eyes. From Wordnik.com. [Fred Fenton on the Track or, The Athletes of Riverport School] Reference
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