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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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IT'S half past one in the morning and, across the frosted rooftops, the Liver Birds are silhouetted against an enormous full moon.
We started speaking again around half past one in the morning.
'I was asleep, then I heard someone walk up the stairs at about half past one - it seemed creepy.
Earlier in the interview, Jay - now nine - said: "I was asleep, then I heard someone walk up the stairs at about half past one - it seemed creepy.
IT WAS half past one. Having spotted myself and an unnamed radio pundit placing a small wager on the first goalscorer, Bill Kenwright approached to cast his eye over our bets and suggested I make noises in the direction of Tomasz Radzinksi.
I haven't forgotten the tense hours I used to spend on motorways up and down the country, anxiously hoping Botham could stay in long enough for me to get home and watch a bit, instead of having to set an alarm clock to wake up for the highlights at half past one in the morning.
At about half past one, everyone stands on either side of a big space and stares at it for three-quarters of an hour, until the Queen arrives.
Here was another defining game defined by destruction, another landmark test spectacularly flunked before Wenger's clock struck half past one.
He said: "Gary O'Connor damaged a shoulder and I only met Derek at half past one.