from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A single-cut brilliant. See brilliant, n., 1.
- Having the shape of a single-cut brilliant.
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In one of his half-brilliant, half-wrongheaded insights, Spengler suggests:
It's half-brilliant but half-boring, maybe because Chabon has so fallen under the sway of his creation that he lost control of its tenets.
It's a compromised, confused, commanding, half-brilliant, half-immature work full of lovely moments bracketed by unforgivable braggadocio.
I. is a constant motive -- its lonely pavements, its sunny niches, the balcony that looks down over the closed and grass-grown main entrance, a strange, half-sad, half-brilliant charm.
On SUPERMAN THE MOVIE: half-brilliant, half-ridiculous.
Drayton's success seems to be half-brilliant idea -- selling and repairing quality, recycled bikes for reasonable prices -- and half - elbow grease.
Annie didn't even get to release a half-brilliant, half-mediocre album at all!
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