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  • adj. Attributive form of half past, noun.


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  • You've got to drop one child in one place, and another child in another, and get yourself to work and be in by half-past eight.

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  • At twelve o'clock it gets dinner, composed of a tin of coarse Indian meal stirabout (skilly), and at half-past five it gets


  • The food that is given to it consists of a piece of usually bad - baked prison bread and a tin of water for breakfast at half-past seven.


  • And that night they worked till half-past ten, dipping "fancy starch" - all the frilled and airy, delicate wear of ladies.

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  • It was now half-past five, and half-an-hour later, when the last of the day lost itself in a dim and furious twilight, I sighted a third boat.

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  • At half-past eight, famished, tottering, I washed up, changed my clothes, and dragged my weary body to the car.

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  • At half-past twelve, to the minute, he arrived at the forks of the creek.

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  • He was making four miles an hour, and he calculated that he would arrive at the forks at half-past twelve.

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  • That's not because the game is short, it's because it sort of devours whole chunks of your day and leaves you blinking with a crick in your neck, wondering why the clock says it's midnight, when you could swear it was just half-past four in the evening.

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  • Even then, he told me, he had slept from four until half-past seven.



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