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  • n. the second of two halves of play


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  • My advice in the last half an hour is no such approach has been made by General Fonseka to Australian officials in Colombo in respect of those matters.

    Transcript - Doorstop at the London Conference on Afghanistan

  • Forme last half an hour the battle had been indecisive.

    Graf Spee

  • I defy anyone to show that any living man in the whole world ever did, prior to the beginning of the present century (and I might almost say prior to the beginning of the last half of the present century), declare that, in his understanding, any proper division of local from Federal authority, or any part of the Constitution, forbade the Federal Government to control slavery in the Federal territories.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • I ff'd through the last half of it, searching for inspiration, but it was even more awash with AS's.

    Futures Imperfect

  • In the last half to three-quarters of an hour, all of the families of the nine concerned have been contacted by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade consular officers from Canberra through a crisis centre which was activated this afternoon.

    Hon Stephen Smith ��� Statement in the House 8:08, 11 August 2009

  • We know that autogens can stimulate an autoimmune response in a similar way that infectious agents do, and we know that our exposure to autogens has skyrocketed in the last half century.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • On Lotos nights I have heard at their best Lord Houghton, statesman and poet, Mark Twain, Stanley the explorer, and I consider it one of the distinctions as well as pleasures of my life to have been a speaker at the Lotos on more occasions than any one else during the last half century.

    My Memories of Eighty Years

  • Pinch-hitting with two runners on in the last half of the eighth, he came to the plate against reliever Grant Balfour with the Yankees needing a run to tie.

    One Season

  • The mill-hands and loggers had been thinning out for the last half hour or so—as the Bolt brothers left, the last customers to go, Captain Clancey was already helping Wu Sin to snuff the lamps.


  • During the last half of my 'teens I was greatly interested in phrenology and possessed a copy of Spurzheim's “Phrenology,” and of Comb's “Constitution of Man.”

    My Boyhood


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