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  • His machine was in the far corner, half-emptied of watermelon gumballs, next to a peace lily that had yellowed from lack of adequate watering.

    Talking Heads « A Fly in Amber

  • Inthe inner London borough where I live, which is increasingly full of middle-class people like me, earning unspectacular salaries by London standards, the Icelandic ash cloud this spring left local schools half-emptied of teachers and pupils.

    Is the British middle class an endangered species?

  • The woman huffs loudly, steps around me, and walks off, leaving her half-emptied cart in line.

    The Weather's Fine, Wish They Weren't Here

  • It was still pretty black, so I half-emptied and filled it again.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • “Possibly,” Lawrence shrugged, sheepishly conceding the half-emptied bottle of shiraz near his feet.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Small Pepsi challenge.

  • The hell I was in was her half-emptied apartment, kneeling amid teetering stacks of long-unread books, Mom's eyesight and attention span having declined in tandem.

    Archive 2006-04-02

  • Quickly walking outside to see for myself, I was relieved to discover said sheep-costumed person was advertising the recently-opened mattress store on the corner, waving at passerby and holding a big "SALE" sign...and not, for example, heading down the street to our shop with the intention of drunkenly raging at our customers and throwing half-emptied beer bottles at our walls.

    Archive 2005-04-10

  • The half-emptied line-tub floats on the whitened sea; the wooden poles of the spilled harpoons obliquely bob in it; the heads of the swimming crew are scattered about the whale in contrasting expressions of affright; while in the black stormy distance the ship is bearing down upon the scene.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • A tall, stemmed glass stood in front of her, half-emptied, but it couldn't have been the first one.

    License Invoked

  • "Good rule," Meth of Intelligence said, and put down his half-emptied glass.

    The Final Reflection


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