Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Jan 23 13:16:55 UTC 2008

A visitor to the Double-Tongued Dictionary points out two uses of
"behated" in the New York Times. I also see many contemporary uses
elsewhere, many of them as a showy antonym to "beloved." OED has
"behate" v. marked as obsolete.

"It Takes a Tough Man to Tell a Bad Joke," by Kelefa Sanneh, June 24,

Then came 9/11 and ''Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry
American),'' the rallying cry that turned a popular country singer
into one who was absolutely beloved -- and, among many noncountry
fans, behated.

"State of the Art: Purging Bloat to Fashion Sleek Software," by David
Pogue, January 18, 2007

In the beloved/behated slide-show program PowerPoint, in contrast,
there’s not much new apart from the Office-wide improvements.

Grant Barrett
Double-Tongued Dictionary
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