Half in a sentence

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Definition of Half

  • Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.
  • Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.
  • In an equal part or degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.
  • One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.
  • To halve. Obs See Halve.
  • one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
  • one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
  • partially or to the extent of a half
  • (of siblings) related through one parent only

How to use half in a sentence. Half pronunciation.

He's a Jim-dandy-works all day and half the night, and if the tax-gatherer isn't at the door, wakes up laughing.
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A new factor had changed the equation which had presented itself a short half hour ago.
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Then he had placed her in her carriage, and she was driven swiftly away, saying to herself half hysterically: "I am safe, I am safe.
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She was half realising one of the deepest things in existence, that the closest bond between two human beings is a bond of secrecy upon a thing which vitally, fatally concerns both or either.
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In a minute and a half the fire seized upon a dense growth of dry manzanita chapparal six or eight feet high, and then the roaring and popping and crackling was something terrific.
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Within half an hour all before us was a tossing, blinding tempest of flame!
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I said I had half a notion to bid.
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His lordship the Speaker of the House thought he was, and mounted him to go down to the Capitol; but the first dash the creature made was over a pile of telegraph poles half as high as a church; and his time to the Capitol-one mile and three quarters-remains unbeaten to this day.
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The Secretary was sagacious enough to know that the United States would never pay any such price as that; so he got an Indian to saw up a load of office wood at one dollar and a half.
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The Secretary had to pay that dollar and a half.
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He thought the United States would admire both his economy and his honesty in getting the work done at half price and not putting a pretended Indian's signature to the voucher, but the United States did not see it in that light.
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John Jones had sold half his interest in the "Bald Eagle and Mary Ann" for $65,000, gold coin, and gone to the States for his family.
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It was from there that more than half the daily shipments of silver bricks came.
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But the reader will perceive by the above extract, that in Humboldt from one fourth to nearly half the mass was silver!
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We could really have accomplished the journey in ten days if we had towed the horses behind the wagon, but we did not think of that until it was too late, and so went on shoving the horses and the wagon too when we might have saved half the labor.
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Mr. Ballou, being the architect and builder of the beverage felt constrained to endorse and uphold it, and so drank half a cup, by little sips, making shift to praise it faintly the while, but finally threw out the remainder, and said frankly it was "too technical for him.
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I was so excited that I half believed my overwrought imagination was deceiving me.
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We would put in a charge of powder, insert half a yard of fuse, pour in sand and gravel and ram it down, then light the fuse and run.
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There were one or two Overland stage drivers there, also, and half a dozen vagabonds and stragglers; consequently the house was well crowded.
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Antholin's_ Church, he began to think she had been abus'd, and he impos'd upon; but he was quickly convinc'd to the contrary, when he saw her go by the Church, and cross over the way to the Back-side of St. _Thomas Apostles_, and there go into a House: After she was gone in, he staid about half a quater of an hour, and then according to the Directions of his Letter, he went in himself, and ask'd far the Gentlewoman of the House; at which the Old Bawd appearing, Are you the Gentlewoman of the House, Madam, said he?
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Examples of Half

Example #1
Say, it makes my eyes water sometimes to see the fellah slogging away.
Example #2
Here the people are all right and the Government all wrong.
Example #3
A new factor had also entered into the equation which had been presented to David by Kaid with so flattering an insistence.
Example #4
The reasons were clear in Nahoum's mind why he should not act yet.
Example #5
He will keep his word.
Example #6
But that did not matter, for she had won; she had a feeling that all would be well.