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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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"Much of the summit's results are marred by hesitancy, half-heartedness, and delay," the statement read.
Here, too, we have a half-heartedness, which, given the state of things, no one can actually manage because Turkey, as we've seen in recent months, is itself threatened by "Islamic State."
Even that defiance carried the sort of defensive half-heartedness that allowed Swansea and Garry Monk this shot in the arm.
He said that the lack of proper planning and half-heartedness to harness the marvelous resources the country owns, Pakistan has become one of the most economically and socially challenged nations.
The LCCI President said that the lack of proper planning and half-heartedness to harness the marvelous resources the country owns, Pakistan has become one of the most economically and socially challenged nations.
As Friedberg says, the challenge is not so much in listing these necessities as in actually following through on them, especially in light of the smothering self-censorship, defeatism, and half-heartedness that have come to characterize many Western discussions of Sino-U.S.
All this confusion and half-heartedness is a prescription for more anarchy.
Diplomatic relations between Tunisian and Gulf countries experienced some "half-heartedness" during the last two decades, contrarily to those with the West, he explained.