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I will not correct someone's 'baited breath' in someone else's… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure — LiveJournal
May 5th, 2011
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From:rhia474
Date:May 6th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, once I manage to connect it to that Shakespeare quote (Merchant of Venice I think), I think it'll be ingrained in my brain. I need context for my words... ;) The problem is for most people, probably, that the word in itself is not used any more. Even 'abated' fell out of use.
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From:solan_t
Date:May 6th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I think I still use it for wind (not until the wind abates a bit) but I might be a bit weird. ;P
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