Half-past sentence example

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  • The " Nurnberg " ceased firing for several minutes to allow her to surrender, then gave her a final broadside, and she went down at half-past nine with flag flying.
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  • Thus " halb elf " is half past ten and not - as you might expect from the English - half past eleven.
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  • I had to get up at half past five twice a week to clean the flues out.
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  • Mr. Hunt ascended the hustings about half-past one o'clock and proceeded to address the immense multitude.
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  • At about half past midnight on the morning of Friday 23 April a 68 year old man robbed by two young men.
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  • At about half past seven the sky darkened and a clap of thunder heralded a sudden rainstorm.
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  • Keith comes here at half past three every day except Saturday.
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  • They had decided to be at the ball by half past ten, and Natasha had still to get dressed and they had to call at the Taurida Gardens.
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  • At nine o'clock our knees may knock - we stagger out despite ' em By half past ten we 're sloshed again.
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  • But no such luck. * * * I woke at half past midnight after a horrible nightmare.
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  • About half-past eight the combat began to wane, and the last shots were fired at ten.
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  • In the next quarter of an hour the German gunners found the target again and again, and by half-past seven the British cruisers were obviously in distress.
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  • These disposed of, he amused himself for a couple of hours with literary work; between six and seven he would converse with his friends or listen to his reader (a post held for some time by La Mettrie); at seven there was a concert; and at half-past eight he sat down to supper, which might go on till midnight.
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  • The Lodge will meet next Friday evening at half past to make the final arrangements.
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  • On Thursday night they went to bed about half-past eleven, he suffering from the effects of drink.
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  • 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.
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