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  • Yet the governmentinsures though Medicare and Medicaid far less than halfthe number private insurance companies insure.

    Making the Ultimate Sacrifice for Health Care Reform

  • It makes sense that you are only taking down a wall and a halfthe outer wall?

    house: the remodelling part 2

  • In brief, Doctor, nearly halfthe crew and the captain were annihilated.

    Obsession

  • A matter/antimatter blast will rip away halfthe planet's atmosphere.

    Obsession

  • "Oh," we said, "that is a frightful cram, it wasn't halfthe class, but only 6 of us who have a special veneration for you."

    A Young Girl's Diary

  • Supposing each individual to labour during ten hours daily, one of which is devoted to making shoes, it is evident that if any tool or machine be introduced, by the use ofwhich his shoes can be made in halfthe usual time, then each member ofthe community will enjoy the same comforts as before by only nine and one-half hours 'labour.

    On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures

  • BP has lost more than $100 billion in market value since its deep-water drilling platform blew up, and its stock is worth less than halfthe $60 or so it was selling for on the day of the explosion.

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • The bill, proposed by a legislative summer study panel, would raise road taxes in two stages, with halfthe increase imposed in May this year and the other half in 2012.

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • If only we can all aspire to stick to them at least halfthe time, it will make for a less annoying experience.

    GeekLikeMe.net

  • Troi peered out the forward observation port, where the Draa’kon vessel blotted out halfthe stars.

    PLANET X

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