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  • At the weekend, especially on Fridays, the hotel lobby and the bars filled up with drinkers, and once or twice, having pushed her way through a crowd of half-drunken men and women, she was proud of having lived most of her life away from such people and glad that the staff of the hotel, unfailingly polite and self-effacing, came from elsewhere.

    The Empty Family

  • Tomorrow she would transcribe these half-drunken scrawlings into a cohesive proposal, Bernard would tweak the numbers to fit their concept, and they would have the first draft of something resembling a business plan.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • There had been many drunken and half-drunken weekends, there was nothing particularly out of the ordinary about this one, except that it was one weekend too many.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • The half-drunken Springers who usually travelled all year from world to world found themselves suddenly on a few days of leave on Archetz where the ground felt a little more solid under their feet, so they invited the Soltenites to drink with them.

    Pigeons Having Sex On An Air Conditioner In New York

  • She was still unconscious, wrapped in her furs, looking truly lovely with her silver hair shining in the moonlight, murmuring a little in her half-drunken sleep.

    The Sky Writer

  • That very night, as the half-drunken company broke up, he touched McMurdo on the arm and led him aside into that inner room where they had their first interview.

    Chennai

  • I will never forget his rambling, half-drunken, inane acceptance speech at the Golden Globes for some lifetime achievement honor.

    Questioning Warren Beatty's AFI award | EW.com

  • Like so many spoiled, half-drunken frat party attendees, they sit there looking as though they're in the midst of sharing a really good joke, or at the very least, a nice, balmy day picnicking in the park.

    The Chastening

  • Kelsier had ambushed the half-drunken man on a street just outside of a skaa slum, ridding the world of another nobleman.

    Mistborn

  • In half-drunken sentiment, Pete vows to see it through if the unthinkable happens.

    Hullabaloo

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