bate (uncountable)

  1. Strife; contention.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 2
      ... and wears his boots very smooth, like unto the sign of the leg, and breeds no bate with telling of discreet stories;
    • 1888, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (Arabian Nights)
      So the strife redoubled and the weapons together clashed and ceased not bate and debate and naught was to be seen but blood flowing and necks bowing;
    • 1911, H.G. Wells, The New Machiavelli
      The other merely needs jealousy and bate, of which there are great and easily accessible reservoirs in every human heart.

4 letters in word "bate": A B E T.

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Words found within bate:

ab ae at ate ba bat be bet ea eat et eta ta tab tae te tea