half believe

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Perhaps it may be that my mind is wrought To a fever* by the moonbeam that hangs o'er, But I will half believe that wild light fraught With more of sovereignty than ancient lore Hath ever told-or is it of a thought The unembodied essence, and no more That with a quickening spell doth o'er us pass As dew of the night-time, o'er the summer grass?
Upon my soul, I half believe he escaped in his terror, to get quit of me, not knowing it was me as had got ashore.
You gaze and stare and try to understand that it is real, that it is on the earth, that it is not the Garden of Eden--but your brain grows giddy, stupefied by the world of beauty around you, and you half believe you are the dupe of an exquisite dream.
And when you do you will find that it is written with such an easy air of truth that you will half believe in Sir John's marvels.
Half the people believe they never had any such knife, the other half believe they had it and have got it still.
If you really don't want to endanger my existence--which I half believe you do--go your ways as soon as possible, and let me go mine.
He'd always loved it, and I half believe that he was glad things had happened as they did.
I was the only offspring of parents far advanced in life, and I half believe I was born advanced in life myself.
Harkee, boy: I more than half believe that your drowsy head let in the Siouxes.
I half believe, sometimes, that she is no cat, but the wolf of the old saying.
But yet I was a bit sorry for them, because I half believe they slunk into our little empty bar because each of them had a slight deformity; the sort of thing that some yokels laugh at.
There's that spirit of emulation among 'em, sir, that if your wife says to my wife, "I'm the happiest woman in the world, and mine's the best husband in the world, and I dote on him," my wife will say the same to yours, or more, and half believe it.