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  • Even David Silva's effervescence seemed to have been quenched, while Samir Nasri has looked much more like the half-drowned butterfly of the second half of last season than the player whose devastatingly penetrative form for Arsenal up to Christmas 2010 persuaded City's recruiters – and just about everyone else in English football – that he was about to become one of the Premier League's most influential performers.

    Manchester City and Liverpool need a solution for striking flaws | Richard Williams

  • Found half-drowned on the beach below the village.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Came dark, overcast days, stiff, driving winds and Pelting rains, day on day, without end, and the city folk cowered in their dwelling-places like flood-beset rats; and like rats, half-drowned and gasping, when the weather cleared they crawled out and up the green Piedmont slopes to bask in the blessed sunshine.

    The Golden Poppy

  • On deck perhaps a dozen gasping, half-drowned, and half-stunned wretches were rolling about or attempting to crawl into safety.

    THE HEATHEN

  • My heart leapt at beholding this mighty figure of a man-killer and slave-driver, it is true, but who sprang first into the teeth of danger so that his slaves might follow, and who emerged with a half-drowned slave in either hand.

    CHAPTER XXX

  • Forty Days by Kathy KachelriesJuly 24th, 2006 “She likes the rain, ” Ms. Jones explained to her neighbor when the woman called in a panic, yelling that Xue had spent the last six hours sprawled across the top of the house ‘looking like a half-drowned corpse. †™ She scowled at the shrill, busybody voice, but saved her choice words for the sound of the dial tone after Mrs. Hatter had been disconnected.

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  • Darkening clouds broke now and the setting sun peeked over the horizon like a half-drowned orange.

    EVENING ALONE

  • Leaned against the wall like two half-drowned rats.

    Slower Than a Speeding Bullet

  • He was all but given up for dead, but a boat sent to retrieve his body found him three hours later a few miles downstream, lying half-drowned on a rocky ledge.

    Colossus

  • Just yesterday I paddled a half-drowned pigeon in to the beach.

    Kook

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