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half

One half of one point. For stock quotes, a half represents one half of $1, or 50¢. For bond quotes, a half represents one half of 1% of par, or $5. For option quotes, a half represents $50.
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Paul's Seminary in Ottawa; to a half-hearted attempt to drown himself in the Ottawa River; to Nietzsche and the Big Bang theory; to the bully pulpit of the aggressive agnostic; to a denial of objective truth; to an unhealthy obsession with the murderous and suicidal demise of the Order of the Solar Temple, which he wants us to believe is a metaphor for all organized religion; and finally to the belief that we are star dust.
Since these brief excursions fail to properly integrate the heavenly and the worldly according to the barest of critical standards, they should make us wonder why Redfield even bothers with his half-hearted attempts at academic rigor.
Prior to DirectPointe, STI had a half-hearted back-up system for data protection, no Internet content filtering and flawed virus protection.
In the meantime, the breakdown of law and order -- an important component in the state's administrative machinery, but one that has been tackled poorly, thanks to half-hearted actions coupled with unprofessional public statements by the chief minister and his cohorts -- continues.
But after the drubbing they took at the Galpharm Stadium in the derby clash last weekend it is hard not to start suggesting such alternatives as 'Michael Potter and the Vanishing Defence' or 'Michael Potter and the Deathly Silence at the away end' and even 'Michael Potter and the Half-hearted tackles'.
The design of the final mile of the route showed half-hearted thinking.
It is easy to dismiss fair-weather Warner, but the man knows about world football politics and when he suggests the FA are being complacent or half-hearted, his words need to be heeded.
Our association has to conclude from this that six months of half-hearted government attempts at support, so far, have left our SME firms facing a bleak future.
This is just another half-hearted measure from a half-hearted government.
Nothing about them suggests they will be open to half-hearted persuasion.
All I got was a has-been croaking his way through a half-hearted and only half-performed concert.
Suddenly, I remembered how half-baked and half-hearted it was: Sean Lock asks a rent-a-celeb (Jack Dee in this case) to name a few shows he likes/dislikes, throws in a few clips and - hey presto - we have a very cheap show.