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HALF. One equal part of a thing divided into two parts, either in fact or in contemplation. A moiety. This word is used in composition; as, half cent, half dime, &c.

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The star stumped up the cash but later couldn't resist sending former manager Peter Swan a special delivery of two live lobsters and half a pound of butter which arrived at half past two in the morning.
He said: "We were supposed to be flying at half past two.
Now, instead of general rowdiness at half past eleven we have riots at half past two.
JUST after half past two at Fontwell on Friday afternoon normal service was resumed when AP McCoy rode a winner with his first ride back after two months out with a routinely broken arm that turned very nasty on him.
By the time we had climbed the apples and pears at half past two in the morning those dreams were in wrack and ruin.
One day, Tim and I dawdled over lunch, and it wasn't until half past two that we finally got under way.
They've talked down the Brian O'Driscoll-Warren Gatland thing but I'm quietly confident Paulie O'Connell will have them revved up come half past two on Saturday.
Natalie Claire Farber and Matthew Allan Brumfield were joyfully united in marriage at half past two o'clock in the afternoon on November 4, 2012, beneath the oak tree at Mathews Manor in Springville, Alabama.
Gers could actually be back in top spot by half past two next Saturday if they see off Inverness Caley Thistle on Tuesday night at Ibrox and Hearts in the crunch-time lunchtime clash on Saturday.
BY half past two this afternoon either Liverpool's Premier League dream will be over or they will have been handed an unlikely lifeline.
So it was that at half past two, 500 million people who'd tuned in for their Queen, instead, for reasons never explained, found themselves watching this wonderful, funny, giant of a man doing what he loved best: impromptu, unrehearsed, celebratory jamming.
We got to the hospital at about 10 to one in the morning and were back home the next day for about half past two.