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The poor Marionette stood as if turned to stone, with wide eyes, open mouth, and the empty halves of the egg- shell in his hands.
It hath been observed, that Fortune seldom doth things by halves.
Divide it in halves, give half as the share of labor, the surplus left you will be greater, and the share of labor will be greater too.
Yet I'm not sure, Bunny, but we're doing the thing by halves ourselves
Such was the greed of the fellow, that his mind had shot beyond halves, two-thirds, three-fourths, and gone straight to spoliation of the whole.
He was bemoaning himself this morning because he could not get someone to go halves with him in some nice rooms which he had found, and which were too much for his purse.
My friend here wants to take diggings, and as you were complaining that you could get no one to go halves with you, I thought that I had better bring you together.
I wouldn't go halves in the toffee and gingerbread on purpose to save the money; and Gibson and Spouncer fought with me because I wouldn't.
I wasn't going to go halves because anybody leathered me.
Didn't I think about your fish-line all this quarter, and mean to buy it, and saved my money o' purpose, and wouldn't go halves in the toffee, and Spouncer fought me because I wouldn't?
Halve 1 or 2 of the garlic cloves and rub cut sides on the grilled bread.
PRINCETON: In 2000, the world's leaders met in New York and issued a ringing Millennium Declaration, promising to halve the proportion of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger by 2015.