He will grant you something, and bate more; and this bating shall in conclusion take away all he granted.
Now (bating the honeymoon), I do not agree with his lordship.
I thought you was bating him, so, as I had some business to attind to, I went away.
For “bating on a full crop” is to be particularly avoided at all times.
Dinged if I didn't think yeou'd got abaout enough of it bating against Oakdale!
And I should do so as certainly, bating sickness or death, as that two and two make four.
This bating or puering is carried out in warm liquors, and the actions involved are several.
Yet (bating the conventions of eighteenth-century portraiture) the likeness was a good one.
"It's like goin' to church," commented Mr. Jope, bating his voice.
Yes; I could have answered; 'bating the difference which pride makes.
"to reduce, to lessen in intensity," c.1300, shortening of abate (q.v.). Now only in phrase bated breath, which was used by Shakespeare in "The Merchant of Venice" (1596).
c.1300, "to contend with blows or arguments," from Old French batre "to hit, beat, strike," from Late Latin battere, from Latin batuere "to beat, knock" (see batter (v.)). In falconry, "to beat the wings impatiently and flutter away from the perch." Figurative sense of "to flutter downward" attested from 1580s.