"I 'ates them as gives themselves airs in other people's 'ouses," had been Sims' verdict on the nurse.
The Gardener: "'Cause I 'ates the sight of the blooming thing."
The pig, the crathur, won't get fat; he ates everything he can reach, and still he looks like a basket wid a skin over it.
Can't you wait till he ates a thrifle o' some-thin' stout, to keep life in him, afther his hard journey?
We don't work for it; it's the bread of shame and idleness: and yet it's Owen M'Carthy that ates it!
Is she alive, is she dead, does she iver dhream iv him as she ates her hay an' rubs her back agin th' bars iv her gilded cage?
Which she will be some day, said cook; and I ates to think of it.
Greek goddess of infatuation and evil, from ate "infatuation, bane, ruin, mischief," of uncertain origin.