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  • adj. partially open; ajar
  • adj. (referring to an interval on the real line) containing only one of its endpoints


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half- +‎ open


  • By matching the colored sphere on the left side with the ones on the right side, the user swaps between the four modes: open, half-open, closed and graph.

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  • Something creaked outside the half-open door, and he jumped.

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  • When I returned my gaze to Sebastian, his eyes were half-open and fixed on me in a quiet, unreadable way.

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  • The sight of a crossword book on his knees glimpsed through the half-open bathroom door as he sat on the commode.

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  • Jude takes everything in, my clothes, my eyes that I am still trying to hide, the half-open door, the girl – and clears his throat.

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  • There was the sound of hoofs beating into the dirt, and then Reaper—busting through the half-open barn door.

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  • Timken spun around, then grinned, his hand still resting on the knob of the half-open door behind the metal box.

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  • A few days later, Ted and I were visiting my friend Beatta on Long Island, and as we sat on the beach, I was meditating with eyes half-open, in the dunes, protected from the wind.

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  • The tabletop was empty, that much was certain, and when he swung the light onto the floor and followed the dim outline of the wood he found it, the coffin, upturned and resting on its half-open lid in the middle of the room.

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  • Neither of us had ever been in there, and had only caught glimpses through the half-open door as our grandfather came in and out.

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  • half-shut?

    August 7, 2010