How to use Half-dozen in a sentence
Her age must have been mentioned at least a half-dozen times in the last six trips.
His paper work checks out and he's visible but blurry a half dozen times on hotel video cameras.
This Volt-Wheel has been around a half dozen years.
There were a half dozen messages from both Julie and Howie from California but in view of our frenzied day, decided to let them simmer until after a much relished glass or two of wine and Molly's carefully grilled hot dogs and cheese bread.
We don't start serving until five o'clock called one of a half dozen women setting out food on a steam line.Advertisement
She has begun seeing someone; a young man who does grounds keeping work at the Country Club and is a half dozen years her junior.
When Dean first introduced himself, the young lady continued with her engaging smile until it became obvious she had no idea what he was saying—even after he sputtered the half-dozen words of Spanish he knew.
She laughed loudly enough to turn the heads of a half dozen spectators.
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.
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.Advertisement
There's only a half dozen Lucky Strikes.
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.
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.
Edith's managed to slip out and meet me a half dozen times over the years, but that's it.
He and Fred walked down the road, unfortunately meeting a half-dozen friends from town en route.Advertisement
It contained 78 dollars, a half-dozen credit cards, a few business cards and two pictures, one a duplicate of the desktop photo of Cynthia Byrne and the other a grade school picture Dean assumed to be of Byrne's son, Randy.
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.
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.
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.
Although they'd been together but a half-dozen times, each remained with him, indelibly imprinted in his memory.Advertisement
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.
The book appears to have been known in the ages immediately succeeding his own; and, though there is no contemporary manuscript in existence, there are some half-dozen which appear to date from the end of the 13th or the course of the 14th century, while one at least appears to be a copy made from his own work in that spirit of unintelligent faithfulness which is much more valuable to posterity than more pragmatical editing.
Here in the spring the half-dozen or more coyote pups are brought forth; and it is said that at this season the old ones systematically drive any large game they may be chasing as near to their burrow, where the young coyotes are waiting to be fed, as possible before killing it, in order to save the labour of dragging it any great distance.
In spite of the incontestable popularity enjoyed by this class of literature, we have only some half-dozen fableaux written in England, viz.
From 1804 to 1854 the whole or parts of Colorado were included, nominally, under some half-dozen territories carved successively out of the Trans-Mississippi country; but not one of these had any practical significance for an uninhabited land.Advertisement
This anomalous state of things was responsible for the half-dozen peasant risings with which Gustavus had to contend from 1525 to 15 4 3.
In the second half of the century there was a presidio at Tubac (whose name first appears 1752) and some half-dozen pueblos de visita, including the Indian settlement of Tucson.
During the latter years of his college life he contributed to the United States Literary Gazette some half-dozen poems, which are interesting for two reasons - (I) as showing the poet's early, book-mediated sympathy with nature and legendary heroisms, and (2) as being almost entirely free from that supernatural view of nature which his subsequent residence in Europe imparted to him.
In the 17th century some half-dozen more principalities were created, of which that of SchwarzburgSondershausen (1697) survives as a sovereign house.
There are at least 64 trees and at least 77 shrubs growing native in the state; but of their joint number a mere half-dozen or so can be classed as strictly endemic. Small woods of broad-leaf trees (and red cedars) grow very generally along all the water-courses of the state; and coniferous species grow along Pine Ridge and the Wild Cat Mountains.
The story went on to cite a half-dozen sources where our tips had led to successes.
When Dean first introduced himself, the young lady continued with her engaging smile until it became obvious she had no idea what he was sayingâ€”even after he sputtered the half-dozen words of Spanish he knew.
A half dozen workers whose desks were in sight of their superior all pretended unsuccessfully to act busy while sneaking peeks at the stranger.
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 smiledâ€”and they knew his name.
Typing ps ax on Saturday usually gave me a half dozen processes to kill.
A half dozen cormorants congregated around the post marking the outlet pipe, occasionally diving under.
I must get a half dozen offers of University Diplomas each week.
A half dozen fuzz algorithms, from smooth germanium transistor fuzz to harsh silicon clipping fuzz boxes.
Lupin insisted on having a hired waiter, and stood a half-dozen of champagne.
He ranks among the half-dozen greatest letterwriters in the English language, and he was perhaps the only great letter-writer with whom the felicity was due to the power of what he has seen rather than what he has read.
A century ago, cars were made one at a time by a half dozen people working together.
I can easily list a half-dozen reasons this goal will be difficult to achieve.
Karataev had told it to him alone some half-dozen times and always with a specially joyful emotion.
We would normally have light snow on a half dozen days. The most severe snowfall in recent years was about 7 years ago.
When I moved it, all of it was covered with a half-dozen coats of paint.
A half-dozen encyclopedias that were free in 2005 are paid sites in 2006.
American composites, of which some half-dozen are in cultivation.
American plants of the Mallow order, of which some half-dozen kinds are known in our gardens.
Depending on the type of pick that you like, you can spend upwards of five dollars for as few as a half-dozen picks.
No matter what you decide on, if you don't intend to buy a half dozen different dressy dresses, it is a good idea to purchase a dress that isn't too glitzy.
The side-scrolling game was a huge hit and spawned half a dozen sequels on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) alone, with another half dozen for the Game Boy and many others afterwards.
Individual "classic" games from the Virtual Console can cost $10 or more, but this collection contains a half dozen side-scrolling games from the Metal Slug franchise.
The first half dozen or so times I tried the final stage on Easy Mode, I felt there was no way that I would ever complete it.
But, if you bought a large jar of pickled beets at the store, you could probably get a half dozen or so eggs in the jar.
There are a half dozen or so major auto shows in the world throughout the year where the next year's crop of new cars is debuted and concept cars unveiled.
Short but intense dashes, 30-50 yards, repeated a half-dozen times with a minute or two of rest in-between, should be a great help building that extra boost.
You will be hard pressed to find anyone who will turn down a delicious Tower of Treats or a beautiful half dozen of juicy pears.
There are probably a half dozen of them waiting out there in the grass.
The last thing I want is a half-dozen little brats running around here tearing things up.
I sat at a table after randomly pulling half dozen books from the shelf.
You didn't say half dozen words.
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.
The mention of him reminded her of her cramped stomach and the half dozen failed attempts to eat normal food.
Gabriel was sitting alone on top of one of the half dozen picnic tables.
He changed forms in midair and dropped the half dozen feet to the ground, smelling Toby.s blood as he landed near it.
A stack of file folders was neatly arranged on one side, while a half-dozen pens, all facing in the same direction, were perfectly centered on the desk blotter.
Of the half dozen bladders in the secret cupboard, three were filled.