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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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The country that those gallant young men died for has been sold off over the years by half-witted politicians acting under the influence of the dangerous naivety of political correctness.
Eliza is desperate to get away, but her lack of money and growing affection and sense of responsibility for Mary, a hare-lipped, half-witted household servant who is being similarly exploited, scramble her priorities.
What about the menagerie of vapid talentless talk-show hosts, half-witted self-obsessed soap-opera stars, yobbish celebrity chefs, pathetic so-called comedians, fraudulent astrologers, and assorted superannuated bores who should have been pensioned off years ago, who clog up the TV channels every day and night of the year ?
First Sunday the packed church staged a deliberately noisy walkout thanks to their clogs, the second proceedings descended to farce with the arrival of a half-witted man riding into church facing backwards on an ass and a third starred a drunken sweep trying to embrace the poor cleric.
The same thing happened when I parked in an unsavory neighborhood and hoped that some half-witted thug would step from behind a building and help out.
At this point one can hear the noise of half-witted comedians, bowtied conservatives, newspaper jabberers, and other fast-thinkers who dominate so much of our mental ecology speaking disparagingly of hippies and their laughable back-to-nature efforts.
As a lonely, angry 13-year-old, writes Jones, "the character who caught me, and freed me, was the [Incredible] Hulk: overgendered and undersocialized, half-naked and half-witted, raging against a frightened world that misunderstood and persecuted him.
Some were gratified and some were disappointed, but all understood and accepted, with the exception of a few half-witted individuals who subscribe to the king-maker theory of journalism.
But what made me even more angry was the way the people of Dudley, both the teaching profession and working class people, were presented as unkempt, ignorant bad mannered, work-shy and half-witted.
Ashton could have been yellow carded when he shoulder-charged Clermont fly-half Camille Lopez and wasted an attacking chance with a half-witted grubber kick.
Over the coming month we will see people of all shapes and sizes strutting the streets in T-shirts bearing the names of their heroes - expect the half-witted whore-monger Rooney to feature prominently.