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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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Konstantin Levin had warmed to his subject, and began mimicking the president and the half-witted Alioshka: it seemed to him that it was all to the point.
I can understand compulsory military service, which affects my children, my brothers, and myself, I am ready to deliberate on what concerns me; but deliberating on how to spend forty thousand roubles of district council money, or judging the half-witted Alioshka--I don't understand, and I can't do it.
The mischievous, half-witted creature--in sheer stupidity or in downright malice, I am not sure which--irritated him once more.
By simply being 'his half-witted self,' he has become an online sensation and everybody's favourite.
Daisy May Cooper and her brother Charlie co-wrote the series and star as the half-witted cousins.
It could be worse, some half-witted book about fairies with poor vocabulary could dominate the list.
As they jockey for position in anticipation of the eventual moment when the Conservative Party puts the PM out of her misery, Ministers are taking sides on this half-witted debate.
But does anyone now miss the gangs of red-coated half-witted upper class twits charging over the fields on Sunday mornings?
Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.
Of them having to have dinner with him and his half-witted model wife.
The Chairman of his Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in an interview in Srinagar said that New Delhi's propaganda that the current uprising was sponsored by Pakistan was so worn out and half-witted that it did not even warrant a response, reported.
Those half-witted placard wavers reported to have been outside Stella Creasy's home need to change the habit of a lifetime and think.