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The rebel army now controls over half the country.
The students spend half their time on practical work.
Prices rose by over 15% during the second half of 1988.
Would anyone like the other half of my pizza?
When we interviewed employees, nearly half of them complained of stress.
Peel the potatoes and cut them in half.
One and a half million people have been driven from their homes.
Jasmine started school when she was four and a half.
We had to wait half an hour for a bus.
She walked the half mile from Fleet Street back to her office.
half a dozen eggs
The fabric is half nylon, half cotton.
Marie is half Vietnamese, half French (=one of her parents is from Vietnam, the other is from France).
The fearsome creature was half man and half beast.
There used to be a lot more men than women in the medical school, but now it's about half and half.
Through the half open door I could hear the sound of Alan's voice.
The rocks were half under water.
I only half understood the instructions.
a half-empty milk bottle
The shops close at half past five.
This is the British English definition of half. View American English definition of half.
old and in bad condition, or no longer effective
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