half-hour


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half-hour

a. a period of 30 minutes
b. (as modifier): a half-hour stint
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You excel so much in the dance, Miss Eliza, that it is cruel to deny me the happiness of seeing you; and though this gentleman dislikes the amusement in general, he can have no objection, I am sure, to oblige us for one half-hour.
But the half-hour was passing, and she must not delay longer.
And in stolen half-hours of meeting I came to know all the sweet madness of boy's love and girl's love.
Before the half-hour was out, I had got my dry clothes on, and had lent Sergeant Cuff such change of dress as he required.
At the end of the half-hour, my mistress's bell rang.
It was a half-hour that it would be very hard to turn her back upon, with the sense that there would be no other like it.
Don't let us think of such things in this short half-hour, Maggie.
He was afraid of pursuit, he was afraid that in another half-hour, another quarter of an hour perhaps, instructions would be issued for his pursuit, and so at all costs, he must hide all traces before then.
And that half-hour he had lost over an irrational plan, simply because he had thought of it in delirium
Why, you are not in the same mind or intention two half-hours together
Off the clock: North Korea has decided to join Iran in setting its time a half-hour off the usual world time zones.
UBER broker Deny Lenz takes viewers on a journey into the "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," in CNBC's new half-hour primetime series premiering tonight (Wednesday) at 9 p.