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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
Your mother’s been going half crazy worrying about you.
I seem to spend half my life cleaning up after those kids.
Neither team scored in the first half.
Two and two halves to London Bridge, please.
When Australia play England – that’ll be a match and a half!
I showed what I could do last year, given half a chance.
If we’re going halves, we can afford to buy something really nice.
A flat in London costs half as much again as a similar flat in Glasgow.
The shops close at half past five.
The risk of developing lung cancer has been reduced by half.
He’ll throw a great party – he doesn’t do anything by halves.
I never thought we’d win. We weren’t half lucky.
‘Are you keen on motor racing?’ ‘Yeah, not half!’
I never thought that Chaplin was half as funny as Buster Keaton.
It’s one of the cheapest printers around, and it isn’t half bad.
People regularly accuse him of being too clever by half.
This is the British English definition of half. View American English definition of half.