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One afternoon he went out with Arthur to the University of California, and, with bated breath and a feeling of religious awe, went through the laboratories, saw demonstrations, and listened to a physics professor lecturing to his classes.
asked Alleyne, with bated breath, as he stared awe-struck at his precious relics.
It is spoken of in the village to this day with bated breath and awful joy.
Strangers were taken in front of the meanest possible, begrimed, yellowy, flat brick wall, with two rows of unadorned window-holes one above the other, and were exhorted with bated breath to behold and admire the simplicity of the head- quarters of the great financial force of the day.
They had spoken only in bated breath, but the door of the room before which they were standing was suddenly opened.