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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At the end of the half-hour, my mistress's bell rang.
There is the half-hour going; we must not keep Miss Mackenzie waiting.
Don't let us think of such things in this short half-hour, Maggie.
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.
And in stolen half-hours of meeting I came to know all the sweet madness of boy's love and girl's love.
Examination disclosed abundant evidence that within a half-hour the cedar forest had been occupied by a strong force of Confederate infantry--an ambuscade.
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
During the first half-hour a procession of villagers filed through Judge Thatcher's house, seized the saved ones and kissed them, squeezed Mrs.
We all kept as mute as mice a full half-hour, and should have done so longer, only Joseph, having finished his chapter, got up and said that he must rouse the master for prayers and bed.
You go and ring it every half-hour and then you know what time it is.
The Emperor re-entered the ballroom and remained there about another half-hour.