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  • Akaar crossed back to the desk and half-leaned, half-sat on its edge.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • I half-sat up to look at her, but her eyes were inky in the moonless dark, indecipherable.

    Hollywood Savage

  • I half-sat up, and for a moment the two of us just stared at each other.

    Claim to Fame

  • He came to a halt short of the most rugged section of the hilltop, then half-sat, half-leaned on a redstone boulder that still retained some warmth.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • The tightly wound black umbrella on which he half-leaned, half-sat, was one of the type with a large stirrup-shaped handle that unfolds into a tiny stool seat.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • Tarja Nurmi, the instrument controller there to assist them, half-sat, half-leaned on the lab stool in front of that PC.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • He turned back to where the three boys half-lay, half-sat against the wall, blubbering as lustily as their mother.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • He half-sat on the ledge, one hip resting on the stone, one leg stretched down to balance him.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • I stumbled blindly toward the latticed wall and half-sat, half-fell onto a wooden bench.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • He relaxed slightly, hitching his bad leg up so that he half-leaned, half-sat on the tabletop before her.

    Time for Yesterday

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