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half-hour

a. a period of 30 minutes
b. (as modifier): a half-hour stint
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She played with his long hair, and admired his big hands and his clothes and his carbine, and asked question after question, as fast as he could answer, until I excused them both for half an hour, in order to have a chance to finish my work.
I dare say we shall get you off in less than half an hour.
And then he talked for half an hour about the Devonshire turf; which I thought such a very extraordinary subject.
Go, then, animal," said the duke; "but remember, I only allow you half an hour.
And then he went on, and told us how it had taken him half an hour to land it, and how it had broken his rod.
I say I once went to Pashutino in half an hour,' shouted Vasili Andreevich.
In half an hour more, Marian was peacefully asleep with her arm around her sister's neck.
At the end of half an hour, I presented myself, as directed, in my lady's room.
I would urge them more myself, but that I am impatient to be rid of him, as Mainwaring comes within half an hour.
All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading "the best hundred books," you may take this up for half an hour.
I perceived within half an hour that she was so glad--stout, simple, plain, clean, wholesome woman-- as to be positively on her guard against showing it too much.
There was a wait of half an hour at the end of the first act, and I could not trust myself to do it, for I felt that I should desert to stay out.