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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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Heinz and Klatz, possibly influenced by their exhortation, were putting up but a half-hearted resistance; but Dietz, a huge, bearded, bull-necked Prussian, yelling like a maniac, sought to exterminate the Englische schweinhunde with his bayonet, fearing to fire his piece lest he kill some of his comrades.
Mingled with the "Good-nights," were half-hearted protests from Mrs.
I had never known him handle a case in such a half-hearted fashion.
The Villa boss revealed that the horrible atmosphere he walked into near the start of last season was responsible for the half-hearted start to the campaign.
It'll be awful for fans to watch, but you can't be half-hearted about a storyline like this.
There is nothing half-hearted about what we are doing.
He went on: "There is nothing half-hearted about what we are doing, there is nothing half-hearted about our campaign, there is nothing half-hearted about our alliances.
He went on: "There is nothing half-hearted about what we are doing, there is nothing halfhearted about our campaign, there is nothing half-hearted about our alliances.
No sooner had his half-hearted apology been spoken than his spin doctors and spokesmen went into damage control, saying that Blair in fact had made similar, qualified apologies before.
Even half-hearted and half-done operations would provide the enemy an opportunity to change both its strategy and tactics.
While Conservative group leader David Walker said: "This half-hearted response further demonstrates the Labour cabinet's inability to fully grasp the problems the city faces and provide the necessary leadership to urgently tackle them.
In a half-hearted attempt to talk up his Spanish striker, Mourinho said: "When we see Torres with his back to goal surrounded by two or three opponents, we know he is not going to produce a piece of magic.