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 Meanings and Examples of HALF
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
half
 ad.  in part; partly
 n.  one of two; a part of a pair
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  One morning a young girl called, fashionably dressed, and stayed for half an hour or more.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  One half we return into the box for future purposes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
3  The other half I will place in this wine glass, in which is a teaspoonful of water.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
4  I hain't said none since I was half the height o that gun.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
5  Had the wanderer remained awake for another half hour a strange sight would have met his eyes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
6  This aneurism of mine makes me easily tired, and the tussle we had half an hour ago has not mended matters.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
7  Drebber himself was drunk half the time, but Stangerson was not to be caught napping.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
8  This fellow had Drebber by the collar, and when they came to the head of the steps he gave him a shove and a kick which sent him half across the road.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
9  By the late summer the news of what had happened on Animal Farm had spread across half the county.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
10  Jones and all his men, with half a dozen others from Foxwood and Pinchfield, had entered the five-barred gate and were coming up the cart-track that led to the farm.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
11  Gradually the plans grew into a complicated mass of cranks and cog-wheels, covering more than half the floor, which the other animals found completely unintelligible but very impressive.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
12  This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
13  He had made arrangements with the cockerel to call him three-quarters of an hour earlier in the mornings instead of half an hour.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
14  'Animal Hero, Second Class,' and half a bushel of apples to any animal who brings him to justice.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
15  There were fifteen men, with half a dozen guns between them, and they opened fire as soon as they got within fifty yards.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The first blow is half the battle.
17  When you've got a difficult day ahead, getting a good night's sleep is often half the battle.
18  She's had a really tough time the last year and a half.
19  If their latest album is half as good as their last one, we've a real treat in store.
20  One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint of beer.
21  One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint of beer or a standard measure of spirits.
22  Nothing for nothing and very little for a half penny.
23  I deserted for half a century did not wait for my followers.
24  The kitchen is sectioned off from the rest of the room by a half wall.
25  He who wills success is half way to it.
26  We'll need to reduce the weight by half.
27  Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.
28  It's two and a half metres high and one metre wide.
29  We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.
30  They finished the house within half a year.