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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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If you go in half-hearted then you are going to get hurt, so we have got to go at it hammer and tongs, and I think we will be all right if we do.
was abuzz with how lefty websites such as Daily Kos and MoveOn pushed several reluctant Democratic senators to make at least a half-hearted attempt at a filibuster to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito.
Already the Bush administration relies on reductions in social services in its half-hearted attempts toward a balanced budget.
Half-Hearted Enemies: Nova Scotia, New England and the War of 1812, by John Boileau, was published in 2005 by Formac Publishing.
Clarke provided little more than a murky mist of brutality, lacking in invention, with what dancing there was seemingly inspired by dusty flamenco and half-hearted gestures suggestive of matador flamboyance.
The commitment came from the fans who turned up to witness another dismal, half-hearted, lacklustre display.
Even when he makes a concerted effort to exploit the unique textural possibilities of oil on canvas, the results tend to fall somewhere between the half-hearted and the overly slick.
Yet with its forthcoming fifth generation, it is a vehicle that has the same level of vibrancy as the model that first rolled out into the public eye at the 1964 World's Fair in New York, and not some sort of half-hearted attempt as it has the field to itself.
In public, Bono has issued some half-hearted public denials, but even her spokeswoman, Cindy Hartley, told the press that it would be Bono's "ideal job.
Half-hearted efforts at compliance among urban school districts have kept the exodus to just a trickle.
Compared to the efforts of these tyrants, Western democracies' attempts to control the media seem half-hearted, almost benign.
A senior official of Pakistan's military intelligence service said Wednesday the agency's commitment to fighting terrorism is total and not half-hearted.