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  • More than half the hungry people in the world live in just these three nations—nations that are all net food exporters.

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  • I was awake half the night.

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  • The idea was especially welcome, as she had become so organized that cleaning took no more than half the day.

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  • And that was almost half a century ago!

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  • Just half a century ago, Americans on average spent more than 20 percent of their income on food.

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  • One and a half or two if you leave the wagons - and leave tonight.

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  • I sat at a table after randomly pulling half dozen books from the shelf.

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  • He paused with the spoon half way to his lips and raised one brow.

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  • 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.

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  • Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?

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  • As a matter of fact, he hadn't said that since he spent half the night with his old flame.

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  • Lisa half dragged her gapping friend down the hall.

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  • She darted around him and ran for the door, but he caught her half way.

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  • Don't spend a half hour selecting what you need, either.

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  • Half a century ago, the United States had three channels on TV and everyone watched them.

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  • I've spent half my summer nights in that room working on my tests.

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  • She kept this up for half an hour, then she got up to see what I was doing.

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  • Officer Lathum met him half way to the car and lifted a bushy gray brow.

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  • He's spent half the day on the phone with his shrink-doctor.

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  • Betsy rose and met her half way.

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  • As we made the turn into the mall I could see at least half dozen police cruisers, some with lights still spinning, parked helter-skelter near the entrance.

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  • In those far-off days, an abbey was half church, half castle.

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  • Keith comes here at half past three every day except Saturday.

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  • There is no such thing as half a victory.

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  • Half her face was disfigured.

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  • The damage done to half her face caused horrible scarring that left her features lopsided and her skin knotted.

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  • If he was half as creative at torturing people and planning his battles as he was in bed, he was more than capable of doing it.

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  • Stars and a half moon were bright, the sound of the ocean comforting.

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  • Selyn's smile was lopsided because of the unresponsive, scarred half of her face.

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  • She was half afraid to speak, fearful that a quake in her voice would expose her trepidation.

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  • Now, half a year later, came the feared phone call informing them that Martha too was leaving.

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  • It was half an hour later when she returned, holding Martha's hand as they entered the room.

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  • That's where we're concentrating, 'cause half the young people don't vote anyhow.

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  • Her mother's been in jail half of Martha's life while the poor kid's been shuffled around God knows where.

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  • He's scared me half to death over the years with his antics.

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  • We talked to half the state of Colorado and got nowhere.

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  • In my younger days I slept on the ground half the summer, but old age makes you stiff.

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  • All I do is pull the battery and store the old gal together with half my gear and the next summer she's as raring and ready as I am.

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  • Dean's arm felt as if he'd taken on half the World Wrestling Federation.

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  • He said in a small town like Ouray, it was an exception when the jury didn't know half the parties in his court.

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  • Dean considered his poking options as he used half a cake of soap to scrub away the stink of the mine.

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  • Just have two instead of four and you'll save half the calories.

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  • She laughed loudly enough to turn the heads of a half dozen spectators.

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  • Joseph thinks he's a big corporate executive but he's really only half a step above a clerk.

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  • The parade, with its smiles, applause, and balloons, was over in a half hour.

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  • Jennifer began snapping her small camera at the first vista until she realized she'd used more than half the roll.

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  • The attorney quickly recovered and half slid, half ran down the slope next to his Jeep where they were standing, covering his shiny black shoes with dust in the process and nearly falling on the seat of his creased shorts.

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  • He knew the river lay far below and they'd negotiated less than half the distance.

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  • Skidding, half on his feet, half on his seat, he had negotiated a hundred yards further when a glowing flash brightened the sky to the north.

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  • A tow truck had already arrived and its flashing lights competed with a half dozen others while at least a dozen people moved about, with most of their activity directed downward.

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  • I'm mighty glad to see her back on duty after only a half day off!

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  • To make matters worse, half of Bird Song's guests who passed by congratulated him on the debate, a sure sign they hadn't been there.

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  • Dean returned to Bird Song mid-morning, showered, and walked the three blocks to Diversions, a combination used book store, coffee shop, and local gathering place, on Sixth Street, a half block from Main.

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  • By the time Dean strolled by a few moments later, red-faced Fitzgerald was getting an ear full from a half dozen tourists and an elderly local, known for his unwavering opinions and surly disposition.

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  • He found a fifth of whiskey setting on the counter and opened half the cabinet doors before finding a glass.

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  • This seemed to satisfy the official, who was obviously embarrassed over the entire debacle and infinitely relieved that at least half their problem was solved without any accusatory newspaper headlines.

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  • He would have killed me if I'd given him half a chance.

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  • There's only a half dozen Lucky Strikes.

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  • The bullet had caught him full in the chest, driving him backward into the scooped out grotto where his uncle had lain for more than half a century.

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  • Half her face was knotted with horrible scars, the other half displaying skin close to the same shade as the white pillowcase beneath her.

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  • Deidre couldn't learn to become the human she created in half a day.

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  • She made it through two and a half of the dinner-plate sized confections before she grimaced.

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  • Her gaze lingered on the remaining half a funnel cake.

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  • She pushed her shirt down and moved away to break contact, facing him again when half the bed was between them.

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  • Gabriel moved through the meat locker, unaffected by the cold after the half hour battle.

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  • Now, she was at least half the woman he'd spent lifetimes loving and hating.

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  • After half an hour, she grew tired of the internal argument.

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  • It sounded as if half a legion of armed Immortals was chasing someone through the fortress.

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  • Wynn stood with a slender teen demoness, half of whose face was knotted with thick scars.

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  • He met her half the distance and folded her in a warm embrace, his lips seeking hers briefly.

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  • A half hour later she was leaning over him, listening to him breath.

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  • You were exquisitely beautiful - standing against that wall looking so innocent – not posed like so many women do who have half as much to show off.

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  • He was probably half asleep.

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  • You scared me half to death.

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  • It was hard to imagine she had a tumor in her brain the half the size of her fist.

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  • She dug out the envelope from the funeral home and tore it in half.

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  • Aside from drama, it was going to take half an eternity to straighten out the underworld without the distraction of a woman in his life.

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  • At under six feet tall, Logan was still almost half a foot taller than she was.

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  • Deidre waited half an hour then rose.

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  • If he was half the man they believed him to be – and if she was half as bad as these two related to her – he'd resent her for the rest of their lives.

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  • She wasn't sure why she expected either from him, except that she still held half a hope that she might live beyond three months.

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  • He couldn't have the tumor – or half her brain missing – when he revived her.

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  • Obliviously unaware that half his thoughts this afternoon and evening were on her naked, Deidre melted into his arms the moment he touched her.

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  • I'll send someone over in about half an hour.

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  • Deidre watched in growing horror as his teeth turned from normal to sharpened, and two long canines half the size of her index finger lengthened from his gum.

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  • A second settled across the lower half of her face and two more around her torso.

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  • His energy sapped, the kid was sprawled half asleep across the race car bed.

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  • He sipped his cocoa from a sticky cup filled half with marshmallows.

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  • His three other half brothers were already present and waiting, Erik pacing, Kiki at the table, and Tamer busy with his PDA.

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  • She'd fallen asleep in Kris's library after half a bottle of whiskey and awoken in her own bed with a throbbing headache and dry mouth.

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  • She searched for half an hour before spotting her sister sitting in one of the airy rooms off the hallway near the buffet.

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  • He'd thought himself in love with Lilith once, and so had Kris and half their brothers.

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  • The only brother who'd accepted him and treated him half decently was gone?

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  • He was taller than average, over six and a half feet, built like a rock with wide shoulders and tapered abdomen and hips beneath a jumpsuit similar to those worn by the prisoners.

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  • Instead, she half ran, half leapt through the piles of bodies into the treed area lining two wide walkways.

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  • The second woman with the flushed face returned with a plate heaped with half a cooked chicken smelling of garlic and spices, rice, and fried plantains.

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  • Much. Would've wiped out the island by now and half of Cuba without realizing he'd done so.

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  • He wondered if Death would.ve been more lenient if he stayed home with her and played nice instead of spending half his day in the mortal world.

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  • Gabriel was sitting alone on top of one of the half dozen picnic tables.

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  • The half moon.s light made the snow-covered forest glow eerily.

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  • He changed forms in midair and dropped the half dozen feet to the ground, smelling Toby.s blood as he landed near it.

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  • He was hundreds of thousands of mortal years old, but less than half a dozen in angel years.

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  • A tremor of fear went through her, and Ully crept closer, as if she had half a chance of defending them.

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  • The door was closed but lopsided in its frame while half the lights overhead were burnt out.

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  • If you had half a brain, you.d have helped Rhyn and killed Sasha.

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  • She'd never dated a man half as handsome, annoying, or caring as Romas, and she expected there were very few men like him to go around.

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  • She relaxed into the comfortable black desk chair in front of her computer, wondering if Romas had told Evelyn of the half a dozen kids he expected.

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  • Half the population of his planet had been decimated by famine and war.

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  • I have no planet, half an army, no food or water for my people, and I must broker a peace deal.

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  • The man she just passed was a foot taller than Romas and one and a half times as wide.

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  • Ne'Rin returned his sword to a rack containing half a dozen similar swords in plain grey and approached Kiera.

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  • I am so angry at you, and if you were half an inch smaller, I'd whip your hide, dhjan or not!

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  • The pod stabilized upside down, and she was crammed into half of the pod, unable to move with her hands tied.

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  • One and a half times what we have now.

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  • We'll need half a day to evacuate the planet.

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  • The woman looked half frightened to death and the young boy with her never said a word.

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  • Dean paused half way through his pie, awaiting Fred's answer.

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  • That's a stretch and a half, Fred.

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  • Half the cars down there have USA license plates, and the models are so new they practically still have the family pet in the back seat.

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  • Her dress was a half a step above the rag she used to polish the furniture and her hair had longer roots than Elmer Fudd's garden.

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  • The Deans had utilized the site a half dozen times, including, in December, the council-sponsored full moon nighttime outing, followed by a dip in the town's hot spring pool.

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  • While the distance to her aunt's trailer was only a half dozen blocks, once the January sun had retired after its day's work, it would be a cold walk.

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  • He hoped she wasn't going to play a King Solomon and cut the damn thing in half but he withdrew a Swiss Army knife from his pocket.

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  • Edith Shipton gave a half smile and left.

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  • Edith's managed to slip out and meet me a half dozen times over the years, but that's it.

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  • The two men first boarded chair lift number ten and ten and a half minutes later were eighteen hundred feet higher than Fred and Donnie, at nearly eleven thousand feet elevation.

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  • You guys talk about spending overnights, hanging from a hammock sling, half way up some cliff on the other side of the world!

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  • Fred had left a half hour earlier, to see Miss Worthington, about some business, or so he claimed.

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  • Though he was away only a half hour, Cynthia displayed three new pages of transcription.

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  • Dean took a deep breath, half expecting Ryland to demand that Edith leave, but there was only silence.

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  • Alarm clocks ringing in the middle of the night, ghosts walking around, everyone hopping into someone else's bed, half the people wanting to kill the other half!

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  • In spite of Cynthia's admonition he returned to the kitchen and cleaned the bacon grease from the floor, using half a roll of paper towels in completing the task.

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  • You look half frozen to death.

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  • A half hour later, with Dean never having removed the phone from his ear, they were ready to leave for the airport.

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  • She had visited him in Ouray, nearly a year and a half before, while he was recuperating from a gunshot wound.

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  • Sheriff Weller spent half the night here.

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  • Yes, I did try to punch his lights out in front of half the town.

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  • Still half asleep, he glanced at the clock and was shocked to see he'd failed to set his alarm.

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  • Martha, although half her age, was taller by two inches than the elfin Franny.

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  • He hesitated but remained half sitting on the edge of the bed.

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  • The usual forty-five minute trip took little more than a half hour.

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  • We talked on the phone half the day, to some lawyer guy.

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  • The following weekend, two and a half weeks after Edith's death, Penny and Mick returned to bird Song for a couple of days of ice climbing, a further reminder of the ice park incident.

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  • He sure didn't fall all the way down from where the line was cut and I doubt anyone cut the rope when he was half way down the cliff.

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  • Me standing there half naked, Gladys screaming her fool head off, Edith's body hanging in the middle of the room....

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  • He swung the ax once more, now only half a body length away.

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  • I can't see why the fact that he used a pen would send you dashing up to the ice park and half kill yourself.

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  • Can we please stop playing twenty questions and just tell me what you've been doing for the last two and a half hours?

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  • Half the time pining for Miss Wonderful and the other half whining because she ripped my heart out!

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  • What do you call deceiving me for two and a half months?

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  • He gave her a half smile.

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  • Connor shook his head with a half smile and started to make coffee.

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  • After about a half hour of walking around trying to take everything in, Elisabeth said, "Pick one for yourself."

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  • He opened the door before she made it half way up the walk, and as usual she left him breathless.

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  • The lava cakes won't be ready for another half hour.

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  • Jackson gave her a half grin.

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  • I thought maybe a half hour or so before guests arrive.

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  • Coronet Park was half way between their two houses, an easy walk from each.

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  • Elisabeth and Jackson had already carved half the pumpkins, so were confident they would finish in time.

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  • It still held about half of its bright red leaves.

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  • He arrived a half hour early and could barely contain his anxiety.

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  • His face softened and his lips turned up in a half smile.

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  • When they were about half way through the game he asked, "Do you think she will ever agree to stay for the full moon again?"

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  • I imagine he's forgotten half of the information, and the other half is probably outdated.

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  • Alex paused with the fork half way to his mouth and studied the meat uneasily.

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  • How do you get used to carrying something half your size?

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  • Half way to the house she turned to find him slowly following, absorbed in the beauty of the winter storm.

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  • She buried a gloved hand in the snow and extracted the half tire that served as a watering trough.

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  • She darted around the apple tree and half skipped, half ran down the hill toward the creek.

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  • Bill picked Katie up a half hour ago.

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  • She pointed at a picture where Alex and Carmen were half hidden behind another couple.

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  • She started for the door to stop him, but half way to her destination she paused.

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  • One ear was torn half off and his fur was bloody around the collar.

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  • We wouldn't know the half of it without your intel.

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  • Just one of the missing keypads was enough to cripple half the country.

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  • The administrator scan, which only the President or Vice President could run, came back with half a dozen errors.

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  • Suddenly, half a dozen well-armed men appeared below her.

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  • He tossed her micro, pills, and a vault half the size of his hand on the pillows near him.

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  • Shadows covered half his face, rendering his chiseled features and low brow sinister.

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  • It'll only drop a man half my size for five minutes.

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  • Sent her to half a dozen agencies on rotation.

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  • He was bigger than Brady by a head and one and a half times as wide.

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  • They saw the smoke half an hour before they arrived and approached with caution.

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  • Greene gassed everyone in the mountain and intended to take over the Peak and use it as a base of operations for his people to use as they took over the eastern half of the US.

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  • The docs put you in a coma for over a week in order to transplant half your organs.

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  • He'd wolfed half of it down by the time the two left him alone in the room.

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  • We've got two and a half days.

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  • Brady tapped his foot, frustrated they'd wasted half a day without finding any trace of her.

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  • Half an hour later, the chopper descended near the crater.

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  • Within half an hour, the metal door leading to the tunnel system was cleared away.

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  • Now, I have half a country to salvage.

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  • I almost believed we had half a chance.

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  • The tree dropped, caught, and dropped him again, catching him half a second before he hit the ground.  He landed on his back at Ully's feet.  The scientist knelt beside him, one hand on his head.

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  • She walked for half an hour, until rain began to trickle through the jungle overhead.  Andre didn't reappear.

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  • The black sand had run out.  He'd missed his window.  Rather, he missed this window.  He looked over at the demon standing before him.  At least one of his super-demons had survived.  This one still wore half a face, that of Death's favorite assassin, Gabriel.

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  • Half an hour before lights out, I turned it off and went to the bathroom.

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  • Not even the commuters who lied to themselves and everyone else by saying the hour and a half at each end of the day was a pleasurable time to relax and read the paper.

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  • He was in better shape than half the office, by Mayer's assessment.

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  • He was remarkably spry, healthy for his age, and had broken the hearts of half the widows in Parkside.

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  • Dean began to float back to sleep, half content in the thought that the storm might wash out the steamy, unseasonable humidity.

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  • The courtroom was half filled, mostly with pensioners who looked to the system for their daily entertainment.

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  • Before this started, I'd have settled for half of what Shakey Jake caught, all because his lawyer didn't know when to shut up!

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  • Dean looked at the bottom half of a small register receipt showing the amount of $59.95.

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  • The top half, which might have identified the date and the store was missing as if the slip had been torn in two.

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  • Or maybe that half blew back in the window when someone tore it in two and tossed it.

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  • The area was nearly empty except for crying gulls, a man running with his dog, and an elderly lady propped up in a half chair read­ing.

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  • Vinnie claimed to be able to show the police where Billie and Willie had been hiding and continued to brag that he had enough information to make headlines and sink half the Philadelphia mobsters.

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  • Saturday was more than half over before Dean was able to leave.

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  • While Dean wanted the opportunity to speak with her in person after his Norfolk trip, he didn't feel in the best mood to do it after spending half the night and day coping with Vinnie Baratto and his sleazy friends.

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  • Me and DeLeo interviewed half their sleazy friends and got nowhere.

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  • As it turned out, the safe house location was safe with Dean as he had no idea where they were after the first half dozen turns.

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  • He rose abruptly, his coffee only half finished, and paid his bill.

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  • Like I told you, when the twins found out half the state was after their ass, they laid low—for a long time, couple of months.

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  • She agreed to meet him at a highway coffee shop he remembered on the outskirts of Bala Cynwyd, in an hour and a half.

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  • Everybody thinks everybody else is sleeping with each other just because half of them are.

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  • He couldn't keep his hands off half the office.

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  • She finished the remaining half of her drink in one gulp.

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  • Dean lifted her in his arms and slowly picked his way up the beach in the direction from which he'd come, half staggering through the soft sand.

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  • Dean began to peel away her soaked clothes, half expecting her to wake and scream bloody murder that he was raping her.

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  • Nothing, unless you count a tire patch kit and a half a receipt for $59.95, neither of which probably even belonged to Byrne.

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  • Cynthia nibbled half a grilled cheese.

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  • In spite of the disappointing weather Dean was determined to fit some serious biking into the salvaged half of what should have been a free weekend.

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  • Yet try as he may, he didn't know the names of the three little kids next door, who'd come trick-or-treating for a half dozen years, sold Girl Scout cookies and always smiled—and they knew his name.

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  • Andy Sackler and Dean responded to a call crosstown at Ralph's Barber Shop, where they found a crowd milling around the sidewalk and a half dozen customers seated inside.

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  • It took a pot and a half of coffee and a lot of patience before Dean learned just how complicated the Scranton excursion and return trip had been.

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  • Dean couldn't think of more than 20 names—Ethel Rosewater, Cynthia Byrne, David Dean, even Jeffrey Byrne, not to mention half of Arthur's gay friends and lovers and most of his ex-clients.

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  • Dean let him talk it out, half listening, half trying to make sense of all the details.

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  • He gets to keep half of it.

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  • Dean fidgeted in his seat, an arm's length from the door and half an arm length from a light switch.

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  • He was scared half to death.

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  • He and his pals have half the dough and could care less about me.

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  • He was your husband for half your life and the father of your son, he answered.

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  • He licked his face and went back to panting, his eyes half open as he waited patiently beside her.

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  • Footsteps sounded behind her and she whirled, half expecting to see Josh.

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  • It sprawled out half way across the pasture toward her house.

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  • I get frustrated sometimes, but... who was it that said anticipation was half the fun – or something like that?

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  • No doubt Alex still remembered the way she kicked around in the snow for the half tires, stomped them to get the ice out, and then filled them with water carried from the old farm house.

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  • The fork paused half way to his mouth, his startled gaze meeting hers.

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  • She caught up with Brutus near the tree line and that was when she saw it – half hidden under a dead limb.

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  • A rare late October snowstorm only visited a half day and the snow didn't stay on the ground long, but it made a serious statement.

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  • A half hour passed, and then an hour before she decided to check on him.

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  • The clinic doesn't open for another hour and a half, and I can dress in five minutes.

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  • You're seventy-five percent testosterone and the other half is ego.

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  • The first two nights he was out on calls half the night and gone to work all day.

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  • Half awake, she slowly glanced around the room.

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  • Half the orchard was on fire while the other half rained delicate pink-white blooms from the apple trees.

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  • She'd pulled on her boots and snatched her backpack before she was half awake, running towards the door.

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  • Half his face was burned beyond recognition, but the other half … Darian, you fool!

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  • Built into the mountain, half the fortress was tucked into the stone of a small peak.

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  • Half a moment before she stepped through the portal, she triggered a magic alert that reverberated through him.

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  • Yours are probably already made, if you're half as stubborn as Damian, Sofi replied.

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  • He reached forward, half expecting her to punch him, and wiped the tears from her cheek with his thumb.

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  • Charles was half dressed, wearing sweats only.

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  • One of the guardsmen was half the size of the other two, and his strikes were almost too fast and low for her to catch.

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  • The ocean was visible; she estimated they were about half a mile from the orchard.

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  • They were half the size of her longest finger.

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  • She leapt through it, half blinded, and tackled him.

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  • She forced herself up and half stumbled, half ran away from the portal.

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  • For now, he couldn't fathom an existence in a home filled with a family when he'd lost his other half.

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  • She'd lost a family and a world, only to discover the other half of her soul in the man before her.

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  • That left her with two allies, neither of which was within half a day's ride.

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  • She gazed around, realizing that she and the two members of her guard occupied a cage filled with the bloated corpses of a half dozen other men, what was left of her guard.

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  • He nodded, half listening, as he leaned over the side of the ship again.

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  • Rissa gazed at the maps before her, half listening to Hilden explaining their situation to her.

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  • You do not think it could have changed in the past half a day?

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  • Of the half dozen bladders in the secret cupboard, three were filled.

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  • To her dismay, the traitor's name came out a half sob.

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  • Taran had spent half his life in this place with nothing but darkness and Jame, his friend.

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  • She half laughed, half sobbed in response.

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  • It took nearly a half hour to find Jonathan and another fifteen minutes to separate him from two attractive girls.

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  • Less than a half hour later he was out the door.

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  • Alex joined them at church half way through the sermon, looking handsome and sophisticated in a light gray suit.

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  • I promised to work a half day today.

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  • He spelled her for a while, digging twice as much in half the time.

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  • For a moment he tottered, half on and half off the horse, his eyes large.

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  • She had made a list of questions, but after asking half of them, she wound up setting them aside and letting instinct guide her.

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  • Natalie stood at the end of the hall, half hidden behind the wall, her eyes large and imploring.

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  • It's half Collie and half Golden Lab.

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  • I was angry because you went up there alone – scared half out of my mind with the thought that you could have been killed.

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  • She was half listening to him while she watched Denton reluctantly leave Clarissa and glance around the crowd.

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  • Denton paused with his fork half way to his mouth, the saucer of cake perched delicately on his other hand.

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  • The car wouldn't have been her choice, but it was the only rental available - unless she wanted to wait around for half a day until another was returned.

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  • As near as she could figure, it was more than half full - all she would need.

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  • It's only been a day and a half.

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  • Refreshed and clean, she made herself a sandwich of lunch meat and scratched her way through half of a novel before she gave up and went to the bathroom to search for some kind of ointment.

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  • Taking a few steps back she gripped the ax half way down on the handle and slammed it down against the block of wood with a dull whack.

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  • A small crack traveled about half way down the piece of wood.

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  • Again she swung the ax, and this time it went half way through the log.

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  • With one stroke he lopped the wood in half.

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  • Grasping the handle of the machete, she half fell, half leaped behind the log.

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  • We plow them under so we can plant a garden and then spend half our time pulling them out of it so we can grow something to eat.

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  • With the alarm blaring in his mind, he only half paid attention.

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  • Half an hour later, she set the book on the table beside the couch, prepped the cat's meal and went in search of the beast.

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  • But Xander's enhanced eyesight was able to see one half of the strange interaction.

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  • That was after half a day of work.

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  • This is –" "Great, well we'll be about half an hour early.

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  • The guy Jonny sent was half Xander's size and left a handprint on her arm.

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  • They won't let me in, Ashley's text was accompanied by half a dozen frowny faces.

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  • Xander moved with an agility she'd never seen before in someone half his size.

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  • Tell Xander you're going to walk around for about half an hour and you'll meet him back at the food court.

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  • Be back in half an hour.

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  • Half an hour later, when he was finished with her, she lay trembling.

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  • He took his attention off Jessi for half a second to glance down at Ashley and assess if she was okay.

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  • Half a head shorter than him, the Black God didn't back down for once when Xander strode to him, stopping when his toes clipped Jonny's.

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  • Though the controversy went on, its most important result had already been achieved in the silencing of Convocation, for that body, though it had just "seemed to be settling down to its proper work in dealing with the real exigencies of the church" when the Hoadly dispute arose, did not meet again for the despatch of business for nearly a century and a half.

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  • In height it stood about the same as a young individual of the ordinary African elephant when about a year and a half old, the vertical measurement at the shoulder being only 4 ft., or merely a foot higher than a new-born Indian elephant.

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  • Nothing was stated as to the probability of an increase in the stature of the French Congo animal as it grows older; but even if we allow another foot, its height would be considerably less than half that of a large Central African bull of the ordinary elephant.

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  • It is of course quite possible that isolated cases of officers being put to death for their faith occurred during Maximinian's reign, and on some such cases the legend may have grown up during the century and a half between Maximinian and Eucherius.

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  • The Mediterranean is all that remains of a great ocean which at an early geological epoch, before the formation of the Atlantic, encircled half the globe along a line of latitude.

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  • The work of reclamation was removed farther eastwards to Helenaveen in the second half of the 19th century.

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  • Though her husband was a patron of Rousseau, she herself had narrowly escaped the guillotine, and had only half imbibed the ideas of the Revolution.

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  • She invented a deity of her own, a mysterious Corambe, half pagan and half Christian, and like Goethe erected to him a rustic altar of the greenest grass, the softest moss and the brightest pebbles.

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  • She was but half converted, and fled before long from a republic in which art and poetry had no place.

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  • Under favourable conditions more than half the light is polarized.

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  • The cognate industry of bleaching has been carried on since early in the 18th century, and large ironworks grew up in the latter half of the 19th century.

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  • In April 1718 fresh confessions were extorted from Alexius, now utterly broken and half idiotic with fright.

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  • The Senate is composed (1910) of thirty members, chosen from fifteen districts for a term of four years, but one half the membership retires biennially.

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  • He is credited with having taken half the scholars and fellows of Winchester to Eton to start the school there.

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  • The number of scholars was largely increased by an election of 25 new ones on the 26th of September 1444, the income being then 946, of which the king contributed £120 and Waynflete or more than half his stipend of X30 a year.

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  • They provided for a head and 70 scholars, but the latter were divided into 40 fellows and 30 scholars called demies, because their commons were half .those of the fellows.

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  • The south pavilion of the present house is the original brick building, one and a half storeys high, first occupied by Jefferson in 1770.

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  • The two ends of the loch are wholly dissimilar in character, the scenery of the upper extremity being majestic, while that of the lower half is pastoral and tame.

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  • The northern portion of it consists of a lofty ridge with two summits, the westernmost of which is occupied by the modern town (985 ft.), while the easternmost, which is slightly higher, bears the name of Rock of Athena, owing to its identification in modern days with the acropolis of Acragas as described by Polybius, who places upon it the temple of Zeus Atabyrius (the erection of which was attributed to the half mythical Phalaris) and that of Athena.'

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  • The pitch of the screw is the same as that of the measuring screw (50 threads to the inch), and its motion can be limited by a stop to half a revolution.

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  • Anthropologists, indeed, have recently observed a large proportion of individuals of exceptionally small stature, not found in Sardinia only, but elsewhere in south Italy also; though in Sardinia they are distributed over the whole island, and especially in the southern half.

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  • This occurred especially in the last half of the 19th century, largely owing to the abolition of the so-called beni ademprivili.

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  • In 1865, however, it was suppressed, and one half of the beni ademprivili was assigned to the state, the other half being given to the communes, with the obligation of compensating those who claimed rights over these lands.

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  • A mile and a half northeast are the Falls of Bracklinn (Gaelic, "white-foaming pool"), formed by the Keltie, which takes a leap of 50 ft.

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  • The remnants of this monument are still kept up. It stands half a mile to the east from Nish, and is called to this day by the Turkish name "Tyele-Koula," "the Tower of Skulls."

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  • Godollo is the summer residence of the Hungarian royal family, and the royal castle, built in the second half of the 18th century by Prince Anton Grassalkovich, was, with the beautiful domain, presented by the Hungarian nation to King Francis Joseph I.

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  • The best account of Descartes's mental history during his life in Holland is contained in his letters, which extend over the whole period, and are particularly frequent in the latter half.

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  • In 1557, however, a great flood caused the Tiber to change its course, so that it no longer flowed under the walls of the castle, but some half a mile farther west; and its old bed (Fiume Morto) has ever since then served as a breeding ground for the malarial mosquito (Anopheles claviger).

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  • The Baltic seaboard was lost to Muscovy for another century and a half.

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  • From the time of its foundation as a Greek colony to the present day it has always been a considerable emporium of commerce, and it was for two centuries and a half the capital of an empire.

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  • The vilayet, of which Trebizond is the chief town, consists of a long irregular strip of coast country, the eastern half of which is deeply indented and mountainous.

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  • There are two considerable fragments of an English alliterative romance on the subject written in the west midland dialect, and dating from the second half of the 14th century.

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  • He further tells us this pitch was a tone, nearly a tone and a half, higher than a suitable church pitch (Chorton), for which he gives a diagram.

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  • Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley's comparison of the church and chamber pitches of Orlando Gibbons (vide Ellis's lecture) clearly shows the minor third in Great Britain in the first half of the 17th century.

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  • Of the Sarcopsyllidae the best known species is the "jigger" or "chigoe" (Dermatophilus penetrans), indigenous in tropical South America and introduced into West Africa during the second half of last century.

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  • For the next year and a half he worked at the higher philosophy, in which he encountered greater obstacles.

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  • In the latter half of the century large colonies of Tosks were planted in the Morea by the despots of Mistra, and in Attica and Boeotia by Duke Nerio of Athens.

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  • The carboniferous and older stratified beds still cover the west half of the hills, while from the east half they have been removed, exposing the granite.

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  • The Saskatchewan, though not in the province, empties into Lake Winnipeg less than half a degree from the northern boundary.

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  • The materials required are iron borings, sal-ammoniac and sulphur; these are mixed together, moistened with water, and rammed into the socket, which is previously half filled with yarn, well caulked.

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