Definition of 'half'
Example sentences containing 'half'
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This country has come a long way on gender equality over the past half century. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was probably a penalty for handball in the second half. The Sun (2017)This race should set up better and the extra half a mile will suit. The Sun (2016)It took just over half a year to lose the weight. The Sun (2016)Trim spring onions and cut in half. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She did so more than two and a half months ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is another race where you can give chances to at least half the field. The Sun (2016)Did he drop it in half way? The Sun (2016)But City looked back in full flow here and the only thing missing from their first half was a goal. The Sun (2017)The central bank has used about half its foreign reserves since 2011 to prop up the pound and implemented strict restrictions on hard currency. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was the highest reading in two and a half years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He used to go at half past five in the morning. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)The scorer could have made absolutely sure in the second half but steered his header wide. The Sun (2009)That is nearly half a mile of respectful humanity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now is not a time for half measures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The second half was the complete opposite. The Sun (2011)You are only going to use one half of the sheet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The deficit has been cut in half. The Sun (2015)The disappointment was that we lost the second goal on half time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It had been two and a half years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Place in the fridge for at least half an hour to firm up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The glass is way more than half full. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Pour about half a pint of the pheasant stock around. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We met two and a half years ago through mutual friends. The Sun (2013) Around half of former players blow their cash when they quit. The Sun (2014)The important thing is to be involved at the top in the second half of the season. The Sun (2011)Women could breach it by drinking a half pint or small glass of wine. The Sun (2010)Perhaps half of all jobs might soon be done by robots. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were outstanding in the first half in particular. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their deaths came after the killing of a young man less than half a mile away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The race is four and a half miles! The Sun (2016)Who on earth gets to the airport with only half an hour to spare anyway? Times, Sunday Times (2016)We now also have real depth of quality in certain positions, such as fly half. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was small, played scrum half and did not turn enough heads to get invited to the trials. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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