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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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Half-Hearted Enemies explores the ambiguous wartime relationship in this most curious of wars.
Half-hearted efforts at compliance among urban school districts have kept the exodus to just a trickle.
Compared to the efforts of these tyrants, Western democracies' attempts to control the media seem half-hearted, almost benign.
A senior official of Pakistan's military intelligence service said Wednesday the agency's commitment to fighting terrorism is total and not half-hearted.
DREARY, dull and half-hearted at Highbury when there was a UEFA Cup place up for grabs.
As you make your way past the many security guards with metal detectors and very cursory bag searches--a rather half-hearted, almost Ionesco--inspired response to 9/11-you are confronted again and again with films that reveal the face of hopelessness but that refuse its barren totalities.
The curious blend of a reactionary conservatism with a sentimental affinity to modernism, and the subsequent, half-hearted embrace of post-modernity might be acceptable if it were a conscious choice.
The churches have one course of action open to them which they have attempted in the past, but in a half-hearted way.
Cameroon can be formidable opponents when motivated, but their players can occasionally have a half-hearted approach towards friendlies, which they feel are hoisted upon them by their own FA, cashing in on the chance to make appearance money.
With such a strong need for effective drug-abuse programs in the workplace, and the vast amount of help available," says Lindamood, "there's really no excuse fro developing and implementing half-hearted solutions.
It was that crusade of black and white abolitionists, growing into a great national movement, that pushed a reluctant Lincoln into finally issuing a half-hearted Emancipation Proclamation, and persuaded Congress to pass the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments.
The eventual Republican nominee, Bob Dole, was forced to announce that he would cut taxes across the board by 15 percent in a half-hearted response to the popularity of Forbes simple and fair plan.