Bating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature BatingAt my back? Oh, What fate have I? my limbs deny me go, My will is bated: beggery claims a part.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in A Yorkshire Tragedy.Bate me an ace of that, quoth Bolton.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Sir Thomas More.Farewell, my beauteous Sister: Pyrithous, Keepe the feast full, bate not an howre on't.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in The Two Noble Kinsmen.Sir, sir, you speak out of your love, Tis foolish love, sir, sure, to pity him: Therefore, content your self; this is my mind: To do him good I will not bate a penny.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Cromwell.At the same time, I think Mrs. Bates was served perfectly right for her selfish vanity.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Home Lights and Shadows.Before ten minutes had elapsed she was thrown into immediate contact with Mrs. Bates, from whom she received a polite but cold bow.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Home Lights and Shadows.Mrs. Tarleton complains bitterly against Mrs. Bates; and Mrs. Bates, they say, is just as bitter against her.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Home Lights and Shadows.The indelicate pertinacity of her visitor annoyed Mrs. Bates very much, and she replied to this rather more seriously than she had before spoken.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Home Lights and Shadows.Mr John Bate, son of Mr Bate, of the Poultry, has contrived an improved machine, for which he has taken a patent, in which this source of distortion is remedied.ndash;Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.Dauriat was neither amiable or inclined to patronize; he was sarcastic in tone, and determined not to bate an inch of his rights.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (tr Ellen Marriage).
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