from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Half-witted.


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  • He picked out Davies, whose shot was half-saved by José Veiga before it dribbled over the line.

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  • Do they not represent those who, if not actually saved, are very near it; or, if saved, are only half-saved? who are for the present more concerned about the things of this world than the things of GOD?

    Union and Communion

  • When a half-converted, half-subdued, half-saved sinner gets himself called to the sacred ministry his office will either greatly hasten on his salvation, or else it will greatly hinder and endanger it.

    Bunyan Characters (3rd Series)

  • Loth-to-stoop as a half-saved sinner; a sinner, that is, trying to make his own terms with God about his full salvation.

    Bunyan Characters (3rd Series)

  • "The man's not above half-saved," he had said to his wife, -- meaning thereby to insinuate that the poor clergyman was not in full possession of his wits.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • At that point it looked as though Chelsea might be in for a troublesome afternoon but they got the break they needed in the 33rd minute when Anelka's shot was half-saved by Marton Fulop and Kalou raced in to help the ball over the line as it dribbled towards the goal.

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  • Villa had one chance to get back in the game just after half-time but Gabriel Agbonlahor's close-range shot from Stewart Downing's cross was half-saved by Jose Reina and the ball cleared by Paul Konchesky.

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  • Two minutes later it should have been 2-0 as Robinson only half-saved Rodriguez's header from Gerrard's quickly-taken corner and Kyrgiakos appeared to be fouled by Phil Jones in challenging for the rebound.

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  • In the second minute, King's header from Jamie O'Hara's left-wing free-kick was half-saved by Chris Kirkland, with the goalkeeper turning Michael Dawson's follow-up behind.

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  • The Colombia striker should have done better moments later, having raced on to Scharner's through ball with only the goalkeeper to beat - but Duke half-saved and then turned Scharner's follow-up for a corner. news feed


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