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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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When asked why the security men half-heartedly do their job, he said that they were expert in their work and easily recognise the suspects.
"You can't half-heartedly act sexual scenes - you have to make it feel real, because you can tell when you're watching something if it's not energetic" Actress Toni Collette on performing sex scenes for TV dramas.
"You can't half-heartedly act sexual scenes - you have to make it feel real, because you can tell when you're watching something if it's not energetic" - Actress Toni Collette, above, on performing sex scenes for TV dramas.
This vision for our future relationship with the EU will be very challenging for the EU - it is in no sense a concession to their demands" Prime Minister Theresa May in a letter to Tory MPs "You can't half-heartedly act sexual scenes - you have to make it feel real, because you can tell when you're watching something if it's not energetic" Actress Toni Collette on performing sex scenes for TV dramas "Can you imagine being married to the same person for 50 years?
Later the elders of the area called a Jirga, and asked both sides to settle the issue, however, the suspects compromised half-heartedly and allegedly killed Sharafat.
"It's not that we are going into this game half-heartedly, Munster are playing at Thomond Park, it's an Irish derby," said van Graan (above).
Rich in the sense that I am all-in since I don't do things half-heartedly.
Apparently I'm "locked away in Brussels trying half-heartedly" - a bizarre claim given my 97% voting record and more speeches than any other British MEP of any party.
"I will never drive an F1 car half-heartedly, maybe some of the other drivers can - but I can't do it.
Those of us half-heartedly following the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills subplot about the travails of the sisters Richards and how Kyle was invited, then disinvited, then re-invitedalbeit without her husband and two of her daughtersto the Kensington Palace wedding of her niece Nicky Hilton to James Rothschild, have a new piece of information to chew over: Nicky, the quieter, yet somehow crueler-seeming sister of Paris, is reportedly pregnant with the newest scion of the legendary Jewish banking dynasty.
But she enrolled in a drama course-albeit half-heartedly --and now Lutz, who has a recurring role in the popular Italian TV series "Fuoriclasse," has parts in Gabriele Muccino's "L'estate addosso" and Federico Micale's "L'Universale," as well as next year's "Rings," the third installment of "The Ring" horror franchise that has grossed more than $410 million worldwide.