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  • A prefix used before brother, sister, uncle, aunt, and so forth, to indicate that the person being identified is related only through one parent, grandparent, and so forth, rather than two.
  • A prefix used to indicate that something is just half or done half, and therefore not total or fully done.


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  • He stared at our peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwiches, half- eaten, stacked on paper plates.


  • Whether you wear a half- face helmet or a regular helmet like Mr. Salgardo does, your skin gets really dirty.

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  • For the occasion, a half- dozen giant wooden daisies, as well as hundreds of the real ones in vases, adorned a raised tented area to the right of the main stage.

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  • The new Express Mail rates would still lower retail prices for half- and one-pound packages as well as commercial packages to local and nearby areas, the Postal Service said.

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  • The new express mail box would still lower prices for half- and one-pound packages as well as commercial packages to local and nearby areas, the Postal Service said.

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  • My take on the theme features lightly marinated half-“cooked” strips of snapper and is sort of a mini tiradito plate on a skewer—perfect for cocktail parties.

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  • The pellucid sky; the round earth; the magical clearing; the circle of seekers seated cross-legged, tailor fashion, or in half- or full lotuses as their joints permitted.


  • The figure of the Unreliable represents the first successful appearance of an elementary Twainian device: the half- or fully fictionalized “Other,” through which the narrator can write in a counterpointing voice, conveying temperaments, points of view, even self-criticism, that are not available to the narrator himself.

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  • Within a half- to three-quarter-mile radius, he had to scout likely ambush points and hope to intercept the pack before they pounced on their hapless victim and moved on.


  • The boat size, body of water, half- or full-day trip and time of year also affect rates.

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