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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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There is nothing half-hearted about making a bomb that can endanger life and then throwing it at people who are going about their business in the interests of the majority of peace-loving citizens.
Leighton said: "I think it's a half-hearted apology at best really, and it probably exacerbates the position, rather than resolving it.
"If you go in half-hearted then you are going to get hurt, so we have got to go at it hammer and tongs, and I think we will be all right if we do.
YOU CAN DRIVE IT HOME STURDY AND STRONG OR YOU CAN GIVE A HALF-HEARTED EFFORT.
Survivors and family members of the 168 victims who died in the blast no doubt also are dismayed at the half-hearted (at best) investigative effort by the Rohrabacher subcommittee, as well as its decision to release the report during the worst possible news cycle.
In late January, Washington, D.C., was abuzz with how lefty websites such as Daily Kos and MoveOn pushed several reluctant Democratic senators to make at least a half-hearted attempt at a filibuster to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito.
Already the Bush administration relies on reductions in social services in its half-hearted attempts toward a balanced budget.
Half-Hearted Enemies: Nova Scotia, New England and the War of 1812, by John Boileau, was published in 2005 by Formac Publishing.
Clarke provided little more than a murky mist of brutality, lacking in invention, with what dancing there was seemingly inspired by dusty flamenco and half-hearted gestures suggestive of matador flamboyance.
Talking to CNN Late Edition Pres Hamid Karzai, defends his record in the fight against heroin trade and says international efforts to get involved in the issue had been "ineffective" and "half-hearted".
The commitment came from the fans who turned up to witness another dismal, half-hearted, lacklustre display.
Election results deceive us by registering the half-hearted, diluted beliefs of a population forced to reduce its true desires to the narrow dimensions of a voting booth.