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  • But Othman says he doesn't think neighboring Iran has given up on its desire to have another half-political, half-military actor in the Middle East, as it does with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

    Future Of Iraqi Government Remains Unclear

  • Many of the leaders were clad in complete armour, and all in a certain half-military dress, which no man of quality in those disturbed times ever felt himself sufficiently safe to abandon.

    The Monastery

  • His dress, which was a buff-coat embroidered, had a half-military character, but exhibited nothing of the sordid negligence which distinguished that of

    The Abbot

  • Much of twentieth-century English literature comes, not surprisingly, from products of these half-military, half-monastic institutions (not least because self-discipline and getting things done are part of what they impart), and the result is a grand corpus of books written by men who seem at once fascinated and unsettled by that mysterious other known as woman.

    The Knight of Sunset Boulevard

  • The pattern of half-military, half-civilian organizations in uniform had already been spread about the world between the South African War (1899-1901) and the Great War, by the

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Hitler rode around siegheil-ing all the German dupes in his very favorite big half-military/half luxury limo convertible Daimler-Benz, though for trips outside his Berlin headquarters he preferred his big Mercedes-Benz SL.

    The 101 Ranch

  • The other man was a policeman, pure and simple, with the helmet-looking hat which has lately become common, and all the ordinary half-military and wholly disagreeable outward adjuncts of the profession.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • He came in dressed in some sort of half-military attire, but wearing very clean linen and a dandified tie; he was washed and combed, at the same time he looked terribly thin and very yellow.

    A Raw Youth

  • These questions were put to me in English by an old half-military looking man, who translated into that language the suggestions which his companions for the most part threw out in

    The Purcell Papers

  • A solid band of dwellers who kept watch, called the police whenever they Had information, set an example, helped the lost find the way home to humanness, and stood together in half-military wise: they could make a neighborhood unprofitable, actually dangerous, for pushers.

    The Boat of a Million Years

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