Everyone stood up respectfully when the Military Governor, having stayed about half an hour alone with the dying man, passed out, slightly acknowledging their bows and trying to escape as quickly as possible from the glances fixed on him by the doctors, clergy, and relatives of the family.
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
He paused with the spoon half way to his lips and raised one brow.
Keith comes here at half past three every day except Saturday.
Half the street was in shadow, the other half brightly lit by the sun.
By one count, rice is the principle source of calories for about half the planet.
Half walking in the paths, half working our way through the lesser drifts, we succeeded in reaching a pine grove just outside a broad pasture.
After all, that's the government taking more than half of what you make.
More than half the hungry people in the world live in just these three nations—nations that are all net food exporters.
It affects more than one hundred million people in a hundred countries, kills more than a million people a year, and blinds another half million for good measure.
It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
I read La Fontaine's "Fables" first in an English translation, and enjoyed them only after a half-hearted fashion.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
(The use of such practices continued into the scientific age: While Jenner was inoculating people with his new smallpox vaccine, doctors were draining half a gallon of blood from George Washington for his sore throat, a procedure that hastened his death.
Half a century later, nitrous oxide came into use as an anesthetic.
The children who crowd these grimy alleys, half-clad and underfed, shrink away from your outstretched hand as if from a blow.
Three months and a half after the first word was spelled into her hand, she wrote in pencil this letter
During the summer Miss Sullivan was away from Helen for three months and a half, the first separation of teacher and pupil.
When Miss Keller speaks, her face is animated and expresses all the modes of her thought--the expressions that make the features eloquent and give speech half its meaning.
In this way she is able to get the meaning of those half sentences which we complete unconsciously from the tone of the voice or the twinkle of the eye.
Anything shallower than a half-inch bas-relief is a blank to her, so far as it expresses an idea of beauty.
Though there is less than half an inch between the points--a space which represents sixty minutes--Miss Keller tells the time almost exactly.
She kept this up for half an hour, then she got up to see what I was doing.
After spelling half the words, she stopped suddenly, as if a thought had flashed into her mind, and felt for the napkin.
Helen's head measures twenty and one-half inches, and mine measures twenty-one and one-half inches.
I can't believe that the colour-impressions she received during the year and a half she could see and hear are entirely lost.
But even then I can never have a quiet half hour to myself.
Without a touch of remorse you drive the father from his land, clasping to his bosom his household gods and his half-naked children.
My house was on the side of a hill, immediately on the edge of the larger wood, in the midst of a young forest of pitch pines and hickories, and half a dozen rods from the pond, to which a narrow footpath led down the hill.
Regularly at half-past seven, in one part of the summer, after the evening train had gone by, the whip-poor-wills chanted their vespers for half an hour, sitting on a stump by my door, or upon the ridge-pole of the house.
Princess Mary spent half of every day with little Nicholas, watching his lessons, teaching him Russian and music herself, and talking to Dessalles; the rest of the day she spent over her books, with her old nurse, or with "God's folk" who sometimes came by the back door to see her.
Riding past the pond where there used always to be dozens of women chattering as they rinsed their linen or beat it with wooden beetles, Prince Andrew noticed that there was not a soul about and that the little washing wharf, torn from its place and half submerged, was floating on its side in the middle of the pond.
I swear to you on my honor that Napoleon was in such a fix as never before and might have lost half his army but could not have taken Smolensk.
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
Half an hour later Prince Andrew was again called to Kutuzov.
So it happened that throughout the whole battle the Russians opposed the entire French army launched against our left flank with but half as many men.
Half an hour later Kutuzov left for Tatarinova, and Bennigsen and his suite, with Pierre among them, set out on their ride along the line.
After going through the wood for about a mile and a half they came out on a glade where troops of Tuchkov's corps were stationed to defend the left flank.
The three great sorrows of his life held his attention in particular: his love for a woman, his father's death, and the French invasion which had overrun half Russia.
With courtly adroitness de Beausset half turned and without turning his back to the Emperor retired two steps, twitching off the cloth at the same time, and said:
At half-past five Napoleon rode to the village of Shevardino.