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half-hour

a. a period of 30 minutes
b. (as modifier): a half-hour stint
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In less than half an hour an inspector, cap in hand, entered the room and announced that everything was ready.
She showed it step by step and room by room and secret by secret, with droll, delightful, childish talk about it and with the result, in half an hour, of our becoming immense friends.
Short was the time, however, in which that fear could affect her, for within half an hour after Willoughby's leaving the house, she was again called down stairs by the sound of another carriage.
I am going on board myself at once," the captain proceeded, "but I must ask you to keep your boat waiting for half an hour more.
Meanwhile, I suppose I ought to hear you read aloud half an hour each day.
But persons who think otherwise, and are of a lazy, or a benevolent, or a sarcastic mood, may perhaps like to step in for half an hour, and look at the performances.
For half an hour, their forms might have been seen pacing the churchyard to and fro, while Mr.
He yelled to me from below, I screamed to him from above, he came up and sat down near me on a stone, never said a word, let me look at him for half an hour before he condescended to ask me who I was.
Half an hour, by the Judge's reckoning, was to suffice for that; it would probably be less, but--taking into consideration that Hepzibah was first to be dealt with, and that these women are apt to make many words where a few would do much better--it might be safest to allow half an hour.
You shall know what it means, Lady Janet, in half an hour.
He had been sitting with them half an hour, she found.
Having thus fixed fifty hooks to as many cables, I went back to the north-east coast, and putting off my coat, shoes, and stockings, walked into the sea, in my leathern jerkin, about half an hour before high water.