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  • If I could stay alive for forty-eight hours, and Gibbon's column got here, and I could get my mouth open to some half-friendly ear ...

    Isabelle

  • Christmas witch, La Befana, everywhere, on stockings and pendants, decorations and candies, a half-hideous, half-friendly spectre primed to dispense gifts to the young at Epiphany.

    Excerpt: The Garden of Evil by David Hewson

  • If I could stay alive for forty-eight hours, and Gibbon's column got here, and I could get my mouth open to some half-friendly ear ...

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • If I could stay alive for forty-eight hours, and Gibbon's column got here, and I could get my mouth open to some half-friendly ear …

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • The mask became half-quizzical, half-friendly, as her cheeks mantled beneath his regard.

    Under the Rose

  • Man's particular equipment of instincts survived in "the struggle for existence" precisely because they were practical, because they did help the human creature to maintain his equilibrium in a half-friendly, half-hostile environment.

    Human Traits and their Social Significance

  • To dig, to plough, to sow, to reap, are instances of the means whereby man has applied intelligent control to his half-friendly, half-hostile environment.

    Human Traits and their Social Significance

  • Some even ventured to give him a half-friendly nod when they chanced to meet.

    The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey

  • And always, always there is that enormous whispering, -- half-friendly, half-menacing, -- as if the woods were trying to tell you something.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • Concluding his argument, he stopped and stood silent for a moment, looking around upon the throng of half-indifferent, half-friendly faces before him, with those deep-sunken weary eyes that always seemed full of unshed tears.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

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