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  • They lived in “the ‘half-world,’” where they were “free to do what was tabu sic for the respectable woman.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • It was odd, though, walking through their collection of South and Southeast Asian art, displaced a half-world away from its home, and thinking about the processes that brought it all here.

    Statement of Intent, 8/2/09

  • “No sound troubled him from that other half-world into which he had stumbled but there was nothing dreamlike about his memories,” wrote Waugh.

    Henry’s Demons

  • When the innocent casualties are a half-world away, Americans have a remarkably high tolerance for civilian deaths and dismemberments.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Predator Drone Warfare — Assorted Links

  • The book opens by contemplating 3 a.m., a "watery half-world, where bats and nighthawks flit," and closes with 2 a.m., "the invisible suture where the closed circle of life was welded in the fires of creation."

    Dispatches From the Natural World

  • The book is at its best when Saviano describes the strange half-world that he now inhabits.

    Beauty and the Inferno by Roberto Saviano – Review

  • “No sound troubled him from that other half-world into which he had stumbled but there was nothing dreamlike about his memories,” wrote Waugh.

    Henry’s Demons

  • How nice it was, albeit a half-world away, and days later, to share my morning coffee with them and you (while Jean-Marc knocked back the grappa -- revenge is divine).

    gracieux - French Word-A-Day

  • If she spoke, if she let those words go free, then it would be true . . . but here, in the half-world of the airport, the Land of Between, a place where everyone was on his or her way someplace else, maybe she could keep it a secret.

    The Half Life

  • When the innocent casualties are a half-world away, Americans have a remarkably high tolerance for civilian deaths and dismemberments.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Predator Drone Warfare — Assorted Links

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