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- n. fifty years; half of a century.
- n. A score of 50 runs by a single batsman
- n. A score of 50 points in a single game.
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- n. a period of 50 years
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Jones wrote "Soul Bossa Nova" in 1962 - proof that a half-century later, the veteran music man has still got the groove.
And LeBeau has been involved with the NFL for about a half-century and is in the Hall of Fame.
Things haven't changed much in the last half-century or so.
I don't know what public schools Paul has been around, but the ones I have been around for the past half-century as a student, newspaper reporter, and teacher have generally been reflective of the community.
Over this half-century, Lumet's work flows in two main channels that at times converge: adaptations of plays and novels, and films expressing his fascination with the vagaries of the law and the working of the criminal justice system.
Indeed, liberation from the fear of motherhood due to easy contraception and unlimited abortion is considered perhaps the greatest item of social progress in the last half-century.
I should easily get past the half-century before I lay her aside on Monday.
Ed Joyce's half-century was a highlight for Sussex at Taunton.
Joyce had earlier fashioned a skilful half-century only to fall in the final over before lunch.
Left, Bresnan raised his bat after reaching his half-century on Monday.