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  • as inbreathless
  • as inexpectant
  • as insotto voce

synonyms for with bated breath

  • agog
  • anxious
  • avid
  • eager
  • excited
  • flabbergasted
  • open-mouthed
  • thunderstruck
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antonyms for with bated breath

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  • breathy
  • calm
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      How to use with bated breath in a sentence

      It was one of those long moments that makes a fellow draw his breath sharp when he thinks about it afterward.
      RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
      While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he is reputed high.
      THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
      He caught his breath, he paused, then stepped within on tiptoe, and the hush of four thousand years closed after him.
      THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
      He is on the violin what Liszt is on the piano, and is the only artist worthy to be mentioned in the same breath with him.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      Having paused a few seconds to recover breath, he brushed his hat with his elbow, and declared himself ready.
      THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
      Tom thought he felt the hot breath of his pursuer on his neck as he doubled actively round the corner.
      HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
      The stillest hour of the night had come, the hour before dawn, when the world seems to hold its breath.
      THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
      At this, Hugh's face grew suddenly hot and red, and he muttered something under his breath.
      ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
      Before the breath could have been well out of his body, they hoisted him up and carried him away to burial.
      HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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      WORDS RELATED TO WITH BATED BREATH

      • agog
      • anxious
      • avid
      • eager
      • excited
      • flabbergasted
      • open-mouthed
      • thunderstruck
      • with bated breath
      Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.