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plural noun

  1. See half-century




(plural) -ies
  1. a period of 50 years   ⇒ during the past half-century
    1. a score or grouping of 50   ⇒ a half-century of points
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ as I near the half-century mark

Example Sentences Including 'half-centuries'

For Australia, three batsmen notched half-centuries with Damien Martyn on the brink of a full ton, remaining unbeaten on 95 from 93 balls.
Mail and Guardian (2005)
His three half-centuries averted the collapses that were once England's trademark.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
New Zealander Stuart Tohill is on standby to make his debut after three successive half-centuries in the second eleven.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Nonetheless, it is interesting to note that New Zealand's next highest run-scorer, Martin Crowe, scored 17 centuries and 18 half-centuries.
The Australian (2004)
Wisden recalls: `Gooch, struggling for his true form, showed great determination in his two half-centuries.
Gooch, Graham Out of the Wilderness


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