bated (adj.)
abated, lowered, diminished
KJ V.iv.53[Salisbury to Melun, of the rebel lords] like a bated and retired flood ... run on in obedience / Even to our ocean, to our great King John
MV I.iii.121[Shylock to Antonio] in a bondman's key, / With bated breath and whispering humbleness
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