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What is the source of Waiting with bated breath?

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The first public use of it, according to the Oxford Dictionary, was in 1596, in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice: "i. iii. 125 'With bated breath, and whispring humblenesse.
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I take all this to mean that one who is waiting with bated
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that explains all the extra suspense i experienced when i was waiting around with a mouthful of night crawlers! now you must realize how badly i've missed your presence, guidance
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Bated breath is breathing that is subdued because of some emotion or difficulty.
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