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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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Though there are problems with the plot and matters that are never resolved or resolved half-heartedly, this is worth listening to.
Another dancer might have asked to start again or dragged herself through the steps half-heartedly. But Lane kept dancing her Paquita variation--exquisitely--in dead silence.
There was nothing else to do for the Scot except throw an arm of genuine concern around his opponent, wave half-heartedly to the crowd in acknowledgement of a hollow victory and sign autographs as he left court.
But his big career move occurred in 1975, when he "half-heartedly" interviewed at the Resnick firm with Burt Resnick and Rick Rackow.
Speaking ahead of the pageant about her determination to give it her all, she said: 'I don't like to do things half-heartedly. I will just return straight from the contest to start my study.'
At the time, according to her 2001 memoir, she was half-heartedly pursuing a job at Morgan Stanley.
Young people, better acclimated in the Soviet state if necessarily cynical about its rewards, seek love, friendship, success, repeating half-heartedly the current cant while dreaming of making the right connection, talking the talk, getting ahead.
Tax reform advanced half-heartedly is really no tax reform at all.
John's white mother likewise provides good advice for John: "It's a long journey to a point where a person can see beyond his own culture." But she too has difficulty translating her ideas into reality, and only half-heartedly supports John and Susie's marriage.
Egypt has virtually retired from its post-disengagement security role in the Gaza Strip and is only half-heartedly blocking Palestinian arms supplies through Sinai.
Among other things, Hilts discusses pain-killers that destroy liver function; the soft-pedaling of scientists' warnings about severe side effects; the antibiotic chloramphenicol, which was only reluctantly and half-heartedly recalled by its manufacturer even after the company learned the drug caused a fatal blood disorder; and heart medications that quietly killed more people than they saved, even while the FDA was criticized for not approving them fast enough.
"Yo--quit it, you guys," Weyant said half-heartedly, drowned out by the fury of our hate song.