• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prep Bating With the exception of; excepting. "We have little reason to think that they bring many ideas with them, bating some faint ideas of hunger and thirst."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bating The act of beating the wings; fluttering; fluttering away.
    • bating Abating; taking away; deducting; excepting.
    • n bating The process of steeping hides and skins in an alkaline bath, to separate the lime, oil, and glutinous matter, and render them soft and pliable, and fit for tanning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • prep Bating bāt′ing abating, excepting.
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  • Yogabindu Upanishad
    Yogabindu Upanishad
    “Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.”


Bated breath - If someone says they're waiting with bated breath, they're very excited and find it difficult to be patient.('Baited breath' is a common mistake.)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Strictly p. pr. of Bate to abate


In literature:

He will grant you something, and bate more; and this bating shall in conclusion take away all he granted.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
To Oliver's horror, the Dodger plunged his hand into the gentleman's pocket, drew out a handkerchief, and handed it to Bates.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Old Mr. Bates, and his son William, of Herculaneum, both died last summer.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Bates, the historian of Northumberland, to the memory of the last of the Derwentwater family, whose castle of Langley he purchased.
"Northumberland Yesterday and To-day" by Jean F. Terry
In the morning he went and hunted up a shipmate of 'is, a young feller named Jack Bates.
"Captains All and Others" by W.W. Jacobs
After Charley Bates and the Dodger had seen Oliver dragged away by the police officer, they scoured off with great rapidity.
"Ten Boys from Dickens" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Rafael answered her inquiries with bated breath.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Many candidates were named, chiefly Seward, Lincoln, Chase, Cameron, Edward Bates of Missouri, and William L. Dayton of New Jersey.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I." by John T. Morse
Good old Mrs. Bates.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
Kendale listened with bated breath.
"Mischievous Maid Faynie" by Laura Jean Libbey

In poetry:

We will speak on; we will be heard;
Though all earth's systems crack,
We will not bate a single word,
Nor take a letter back.
"Bravery" by James Russell Lowell
Show me a love that nothing bates,
Absolute, self-severe—
Even at Gehenna's prayerless gates
I should not "taint with fear."
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
"Oh no, oh no!" quo' John the Gryme,
"That thing maun never be;
The gallant Grymes were never bate,
We'll try what we can dee."
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
'Oh no, oh no,' says John the Gryme,
'That thing maun never be;
The gallant Grymes were never bate,
We'll try phat we can dee.'
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
O Living, ye know what is death—
We, by and by, shall know it too!
Humble, with bated, hoping breath,
We are coming fast to you!
"To My Aging Friends" by George MacDonald
He drew the sword from out the sheath
And shook the fallow brand;
And there a while with bated breath,
And hearkening ear did stand.
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris

In news:

Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Jerry Reed, Henry Winkler.
The soccer team beat Saint Joes while the field hockey team beat rival Bates.
Summit Up 10-14-12: Waiting with bated breath for more snow.
FORT LEONARD WOOD — Sgt Marcus Bates loves the challenge of working with military dogs, preparing them for anything from domestic narcotic detection to searching for explosives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series-- Kathy Bates, "Two And A Half Men".
At that point, Bates was three months clean after years of heroin addiction , and eager to turn his life around.
Patient Safety Industry Expert Dr David Bates Joins EarlySense's Medical Advisory Board .
We're definitely keeping an intrigued eye on A&E's forthcoming 'Psycho' prequel series 'Bates Motel,' which takes a prequel approach to examining a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), albeit one taking place in our modern day.
The cast consists of Bates junior Elizabeth Danello of Washington, DC, as Lisa.
And Mary Meserve, Bates College registrar, as Ruth.
Most of the questions posed during Thursday's public workshop on the state's Open Meeting and Open Records acts could have had one simple answer, Oklahoma First Assistant Attorney General Tom Bates said.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St, Middleport where funeral services will follow at 3:00 pm with the Rev.
MILENKA BATES has been with Sonoma's Public Works Department for 10 years, and has headed the department for the past five.
Seth Bates and the Rev.
Jenn Bates KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports KWCH 12 Eyewitness News.

In science:

In fact, it appears that a signpost of global turbulent support under molecular cloud conditions is isolated star formation, while lack of turbulent support leads to efficient runaway star formation (Klessen, Burkert, & Bate 1998, Klessen & Burkert 2000a, 2000b).
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
Ejections are predominantly of single stars (see Bate et al. 2002, 2003; Delgado Donate et al. 2004; Goodwin et al. 2004a,b for examples), and therefore ejections dilute fmult (e.g.
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
Ejections are expected to occur during the main (class 0) accretion phase from basic decay-time arguments (see above), and also as seen in star formation simulations (Bate et al. 2002,2003; Delgado Donate et al. 2004; Goodwin et al. 2004a,b; see also Reipurth & Clarke 2001).
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
In addition, early hardening tends to lead to a population of equal-mass binaries, as the close low-mass component is more able to accrete high angular momentum material from the disc thus pushing the mass ratio towards unity (Whitworth et al. 1995; Bate & Bonnell 1997).
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
L Bates, G Peschke, A remarkable symplectic structure, J.
The plastikstufe - a generalization of the overtwisted disk to higher dimensions