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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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Host Jeremy Vine wore his best 'sincere' face instead of a sparkly jacket, the poor man's Bruce Forsyth bookending the usual half-heartedly alarmist reportage.
Broad then half-heartedly apologised by briefly raising his hand.
As the coincidence would have it, the manufacturing unit in Sheikhabad that the FIA team half-heartedly raided was only the tip of the iceberg.
Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming.
I half-heartedly filled in the 100-word tiebreaker on why I should be picked with the words "Because when in shorts, my legs put Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham to shame" and sent it off.
when she would mumble her Latin and sing the hymns half-heartedly at
I tell my players to tackle and I'll keep on doing that because if you go into a tackle half-heartedly you run the risk of being injured.
To paraphrase the councillor: Anyone who has travelled on that road before and after will know that the Conservatives are clearly only half-heartedly committed to improving our roads.
I'm so sorry but I don't want to do the shows half-heartedly - I love singing.
Though there are problems with the plot and matters that are never resolved or resolved half-heartedly, this is worth listening to.
Another dancer might have asked to start again or dragged herself through the steps half-heartedly.
There was nothing else to do for the Scot except throw an arm of genuine concern around his opponent, wave half-heartedly to the crowd in acknowledgement of a hollow victory and sign autographs as he left court.