"Bated Breath" - A Famous Quote by William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare Quote - "Bated Breath"
Go to then, you come to me, and you say,
"Shylock, we would have moneys," you say so. . . .
Shall I bend low and in a bondman's key,
With bated breath and whisp'ring humbleness, Say this:
"Fair sir, you spet on me Wednesday last,
You spurn'd me such a day, another time
You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies
I'll lend you thus much moneys"?
The Merchant Of Venice Act 1, Scene 3
Famous Shakespeare Quote
Although set in different times many of the most famous quotes about life and love by William Shakespeare are still relevant today. Did you know that William Shakespeare is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of nearly 3,000 words into the language. It's no wonder that expressions from his works in literature, including the "Bated Breath" quote, are an 'anonymous' part of the English language. Many people continue to use this "Bated Breath" quote by William Shakespeare in famous quotes about life.