Because, honestly, nothing would be worse than another season of Bates—for you, for us, for the future of Downton Abbey.
On Bates Motel, Vera Farmiga masterfully transforms a would-be harridan into a new kind of protagonist: the sensual hysteric.
After Bates died, his successor at the RGS reflected, “I think his modesty was carried to a fault.”
Dr. Bates says the ads are effective because they let North Dakota voters forge a personal relationship with Mrs. Berg.
All in all, Bates strikes me as a good upstanding Englishman—the epitome of stiff-upper-lip resolve and restraint.
"It shall be done, sir," replied Mr. Bates, who then rose and took his leave.
Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.
After anxious and arduous discussion, Mr Bates was once more consulted.
The mandate was obeyed, and Bates was lodged in the forecastle, securely ironed.
Into the bushes also plunged Bates' pup, and there ensued the sound of sundry baffled yelps.
"to reduce, to lessen in intensity," c.1300, shortening of abate (q.v.). Now only in phrase bated breath, which was used by Shakespeare in "The Merchant of Venice" (1596).
c.1300, "to contend with blows or arguments," from Old French batre "to hit, beat, strike," from Late Latin battere, from Latin batuere "to beat, knock" (see batter (v.)). In falconry, "to beat the wings impatiently and flutter away from the perch." Figurative sense of "to flutter downward" attested from 1580s.