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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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He said there was "no room for half-heartedness in our care for the vulnerable and the young".
The fact that he was so derided by many people because of his supposed half-heartedness, only served to make me support him all the more earnestly.
Blair said: "If we believe our destiny is with Europe, then let us leave behind the muddling through, the hesitation, the half-heartedness which has characterised British relations with Europe for 40 years and play our part with confidence and pride, giving us the chance to defeat the forces of Conservatism, economic and political, that hold Europe back."
Apologetic is the word: Maurice was a professor of English literature as well as a clergyman, but in defending a fellow priest's publication of something as dubious as a play, he gave the distinct impression of half-heartedness. Kingsley himself would never have permitted his verse tragedy to be acted, since he nursed lukewarm feelings towards the stage, later vented in his essay Plays and Puritans.
In the Darling proposals, however, even now when the future catastrophe has become clear, it is possible to detect a half-heartedness of approach.
His book can be summarised: the case for the impeachment of Lord Mountbatten; the Nazi sympathies of Sir Arthur Bryant, hitherto considered a 'patriotic' historian; the British Establishment's doubt and half-heartedness about Churchill's role after Dunkirk; the appeasement of the trade unions in Churchill's Indian summer; the inside story of black immigration in the early 1950s, and the anti-Churchill stance adopted by the royal family in 1940.