half vs halve

half halve

Definitions

  • 1) Chiefly British A school term; a semester.
  • 2) Informal A 50-cent piece.
  • 3) One of the two playing periods into which certain games are divided.
  • 4) One part approximately equal to the remaining part.
  • 5) Half an hour.
  • 6) One of two equal parts that together constitute a whole.
  • 7) A halfback.
  • 8) Chiefly British A school term; a semester.
  • 9) Informal A 50-cent piece.
  • 10) obsolete Part; side; behalf.
  • 11) [Obs.] in one's behalf; on one's part.
  • 12) to share equally between two.
  • 13) obsolete Part; side; behalf.
  • 14) [Obs.] in one's behalf; on one's part.
  • 15) One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of.
  • 16) [Colloq.] in two; an expression sometimes used improperly instead of in halves or into halves.
  • 17) to claim an equal share with another.
  • 18) [Colloq.] in two; an expression sometimes used improperly instead of in halves or into halves.
  • 19) See under Better.
  • 20) In foot-ball, a half-back. See back, n., 12.
  • 21) A side; a part.
  • 22) Among schoolboys in England, a session; the term between vacations: a contraction of half-year. Sometimes there are three “halves” in the year.
  • 23) Part; behalf; account; sake.
  • 24) One of two equal parts of anything that is divisible, or that may be regarded as divisible; a moiety: usually not followed by of unless preceded by a qualifying word: as, half the miseries or pleasures of life; half a pound; half an orange; the half, one half, or the other half of an orange.
  • 25) Partial or incomplete.
  • 26) Being one of two equal parts.
  • 27) Being approximately a half.
  • 28) Consisting of a moiety, or half
  • 29) (Shipbuilding) a horizontal plan of one half a vessel, divided lengthwise, showing the lines.
  • 30) (Shipbuilding) a horizontal plan of one half a vessel, divided lengthwise, showing the lines.
  • 31) the first notch, for the sear point to enter, in the tumbler of a gunlock; the halfcock notch.
  • 32) [Obs.] a slight salute with the cap.
  • 33) [Obs.] a slight salute with the cap.
  • 34) (Football) See under 2d Back.
  • 35) a style of bookbinding in which only the back and corners are in leather.
  • 36) (Zoöl.) a lemur.
  • 37) (Mus.) a cadence on the dominant.
  • 38) one who boards in part; specifically, a scholar at a boarding school who takes dinner only.
  • 39) Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect
  • 40) (Zoöl.) a lemur.
  • 41) (Mus.) a cadence on the dominant.
  • 42) (Football) See under 2d Back.
  • 43) To the extent of exactly or nearly 50 percent.
  • 44) Not completely or sufficiently; partly.
  • 45) In an equal part or degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly.
  • 46) To divide into halves; halve; hence, loosely, to separate into parts of any relative size.
  • 47) Being one of two equal parts; consisting of a moiety: as, a half share in an enterprise; a half ticket in a lottery.
  • 48) In an equal part or degree; by half; hence, in part; to some extent: much used in composition, and often indefinite: as, half-baked; half-dead; half-educated; half-starved.
  • 49) An erroneous form of haft.
  • 50) (in half) Into halves.
  • 51) (by half) By a considerable extent.
  • 52) (not half) Not at all.
  • 53) (by half) By an excessive amount.
  • 54) (many/much) One-and-a-half times as much or as many; 50 percent more.
  • 55) (not the half of) Only a fraction or a small part of.
  • 56) (by half) By a considerable extent.
  • 57) (not the half of) Only a fraction or a small part of.
  • 58) (not half) Not at all.
  • 59) (many/much) One-and-a-half times as much or as many; 50 percent more.
  • 60) (by half) By an excessive amount.
  • 61) (by halves) In a reluctant manner; unenthusiastically.
  • 62) (in half) Into halves.
  • 63) (by halves) In a reluctant manner; unenthusiastically.

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete A half.
  • 2) obsolete A half.
  • 3) An obsolete variant of half.
  • 4) transitive To make up half of.
  • 5) transitive To make up half of.
  • 6) transitive To divide into two halves.
  • 7) architecture, transitive To join two pieces of timber etc. by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
  • 8) transitive To divide into two halves.
  • 9) transitive To reduce to half the original amount.
  • 10) transitive To reduce to half the original amount.
  • 11) architecture, transitive To join two pieces of timber etc. by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
  • 12) divide by two; divide into halves
  • 13) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away one half or an equal portion in depth of each, so as to let them into each other.
  • 14) To divide into two parts, especially two equal parts or halves.
  • 15) Informal To share (something) equally.
  • 16) To lessen or reduce by half.
  • 17) To divide (something) into two equal portions or parts.
  • 18) Sports To play (a golf game or hole) using the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
  • 19) Informal To share (something) equally.
  • 20) Sports To play (a golf game or hole) using the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
  • 21) To divide into two equal parts; ; to be or form half of.
  • 22) Of a hole, match, etc., to reach or play in the same number of strokes as an opponent.
  • 23) (Arch.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
  • 24) (Arch.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.

Examples

  • 1) This country has come a long way on gender equality over the past half century.
  • 2) There was probably a penalty for handball in the second half.
  • 3) This race should set up better and the extra half a mile will suit.
  • 4) It took just over half a year to lose the weight.
  • 5) Trim spring onions and cut in half.
  • 6) She did so more than two and a half months ago.
  • 7) This is another race where you can give chances to at least half the field.
  • 8) Did he drop it in half way?
  • 9) But City looked back in full flow here and the only thing missing from their first half was a goal.
  • 10) It was the highest reading in two and a half years.
  • 11) He used to go at half past five in the morning.
  • 12) The scorer could have made absolutely sure in the second half but steered his header wide.
  • 13) That is nearly half a mile of respectful humanity.
  • 14) Now is not a time for half measures.
  • 15) The second half was the complete opposite.
  • 16) You are only going to use one half of the sheet.
  • 17) The deficit has been cut in half.
  • 18) The disappointment was that we lost the second goal on half time.
  • 19) It had been two and a half years.
  • 20) Place in the fridge for at least half an hour to firm up.
  • 21) The glass is way more than half full.
  • 22) Pour about half a pint of the pheasant stock around.
  • 23) We met two and a half years ago through mutual friends.
  • 24) Around half of former players blow their cash when they quit.
  • 25) The important thing is to be involved at the top in the second half of the season.
  • 26) Women could breach it by drinking a half pint or small glass of wine.
  • 27) Perhaps half of all jobs might soon be done by robots.
  • 28) They were outstanding in the first half in particular.
  • 29) Their deaths came after the killing of a young man less than half a mile away.
  • 30) The race is four and a half miles!
  • 31) Who on earth gets to the airport with only half an hour to spare anyway?
  • 32) We now also have real depth of quality in certain positions, such as fly half.
  • 33) He was small, played scrum half and did not turn enough heads to get invited to the trials.
  • 34) Yes Fr Guy's leaving his up until the Baptism of Our Lord..ours are half up..half down!
  • 35) At the end of the three and a half years (_half_ of the covenant time) he orders the Sacrifice to cease in the Temple at
  • 36) 'Only half so good, Mr. Kirke,' rejoined the black, showing a set of teeth which a dentist might have used for a door plate; 'only _half_ so good,' case I'se only half white.
  • 37) What say you, then, to the fact, that whilst the outer half is devoted to an advertisement of Mr Reprint's imitative publications, the _better half_ contains a bold and faithful warning against such piracy!
  • 38) I mind one super-tunic she gave me, but half worn, "-- this was said impressively, for a garment only _half worn_ was considered a fit gift from one peeress to another --" of blue damask, all set with silver buttons, and broidered with ladies 'heads along the border.
  • 39) Thus when we consider the unexplored basilar and interior regions, and that half of its exterior surface which was erroneously appropriated to the thirty-five organs, as well as the erroneous location of several, we perceive that _more than half_ of the organs and functions of the brain remained for investigation.
  • 40) If I had a financial institute and was able to borrow £10 Billion from the B O E at a half% interest and then loaned half to another bank at say 5. 5% and the other half to Business customers at say 14% over a 12 month period how much profit would I make?
  • 41) half our heart is here, half there; our need and ache are severed from their help and answer; the tender blue waits far off for the eager, asking red; yet just as surely as His light shines on, and our life moves under it, so surely, across whatever gulf, the beauty shall all be one again; so surely does it even now move all together, perfect and close always under His eye, who never sends a _half_ ray anywhere.
  • 42) The owners of the hackeries were expected to purchase bhoosa and other fodder for their bullocks at the market price; but they took what they required without payment, in _collusion with_ the officers under whom they were employed, or in _spite_ of them; and the Oude Government in 1845 cut the allowance down to seventeen rupees and half, out of which _three rupees and half_ are cut for perquisites, leaving fourteen rupees for the hackeries: and their owners and drivers have the free privilege of helping themselves to bhoosa and other fodder wherever they can find them.
  • 43) And you'll let me have tea for them, -- just bread and butter and a bun, -- it will cost not half as much as my new dress this week, not _half_ as much -- "
  • 44) ‘Slice the roll in half the short way, then slice the halves in half.’
  • 45) ‘Cut a starfish in half and both halves can recover to produce two starfish.’
  • 46) ‘Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.’
  • 47) ‘Press both halves together to flatten and cut each roll in half before serving.’
  • 48) ‘We drew a circle with a horizontal line drawn to divide it in half in the top half of our paper.’
  • 49) ‘Her smile grew wider as she put the halves together and ripped it once more in half.’
  • 50) ‘This damage was only found in half of the pivot, the north half where rye was planted.’
  • 51) ‘Divide the ground meats by half and pass one half through the grinder for a second time.’
  • 52) ‘Briefly, the femurs were cut in half at the middle of diaphysis and the proximal halves were discarded.’
  • 53) ‘Divide the mixture in half and mould into two sausage shapes, each about 20 cm long.’
  • 54) ‘You can figure out how much water you need to drink each day by dividing your weight in half.’
  • 55) ‘Cut the baguette in half lengthways and spread each half with the coriander butter.’
  • 56) ‘Cut dough into four equal pieces, cut each piece in half, and roll each piece into a ball.’
  • 57) ‘The upper and lower halves of this box correspond not to waist up and waist down, but to left and right on the dancer's body.’
  • 58) ‘And tell your husband that you are going to cut the time you spend in the kitchen by half or even more.’
  • 59) ‘According to the plan you can reduce waste by a half or more by composting.’
  • 60) ‘Yes, the Park will be bigger but, unfortunately, it will be split in half and surely that is the whole point of this debate.’
  • 61) ‘Albany could easily cut this subsidy at least in half and still pay for real charity care.’
  • 62) ‘Do they represent two halves of the same individual or different people?’
  • 63) ‘This was the first match of the second half of the season that last saw action three months ago.’
  • 64) ‘The visitors side upped their game in the second half when they had got used to the playing surface.’
  • 65) ‘That was a rare moment of danger for Sweden, who dominated possession but only seriously looked like scoring in the closing periods of both halves.’
  • 66) ‘He later said the first half was his greatest performance as a pro, and no one who saw it could argue.’
  • 67) ‘It ended a run of 14 games unbeaten and it was a sickener to concede in injury time of both halves.’
  • 68) ‘The matches would feel more real and there would be less of a need to go through the half-dozen substitutions which regularly mark the second halves of such games.’
  • 69) ‘They were leapfrogged by Matlock Town, who won with goals in stoppage time of both halves.’
  • 70) ‘It got rid of the controversial and hated shoot-out, added stoppage time at the end of halves and games, and the clock counts up instead of down.’
  • 71) ‘What is more exciting in football at any level than a scoring drive in the last few minutes of a half or a game?’
  • 72) ‘I had a feeling when we walked out, it was going to be a damned good game in the second half.’
  • 73) ‘The Selby side came into the game in the second half and were denied by the upright.’
  • 74) ‘So boring was the game that the first half had no decent shot at goal and the two goalkeepers were literally on holiday.’
  • 75) ‘Hockey is an 11-a-side game played over two halves of 35 minutes, with goals more often than not coming from set-pieces such as corners or penalties.’
  • 76) ‘Cougars lifted their game in the second half and pummelled the Lions line, but could not find the final touch.’
  • 77) ‘Only in a bruising period of the second half, when the game turned scrappy, did Hibs lose their composure and control.’
  • 78) ‘A simmering game erupted following the dismissals in the second half of extra-time.’
  • 79) ‘The half finished with the Dragons exerting the greater pressure but failing to maintain continuity.’
  • 80) ‘With less than three minutes of the second half gone, Henderson latched on to a lax pass and hacked the ball downfield.’
  • 81) ‘The first half concluded with a trapeze act that got nervous applause throughout and a thunderous ovation at the end.’
  • 82) ‘They forced two frees that Rogers converted and the sides were level with six minutes of the half gone.’
  • 83) ‘The second half started as it was to go on, with endless comings and goings between the two substitutes benches and the field.’
  • 84) ‘Seriously, get her to drink a half of stout a day as a basis for any magick she does.’
  • 85) ‘Two airline stewardesses were sacked for drinking a half of lager each before a flight.’
  • 86) ‘Usually we'd have a half of beer, but on this occasion someone suggested a glass of sherry, because it dried you out.’
  • 87) ‘We sat down with a half of Timothy Taylor's for me, and a pint for him, to make our choices.’
  • 88) ‘Lester wanted to lump him, Mike reckoned there was a story in it and Lucy calmed him down by buying him a half of Guinness.’
  • 89) ‘I then suggested that perhaps all they needed was a nice cup of coffee or a half of shandy.’
  • 90) ‘He was supping a half of Guinness while looking oddly like a Guinness himself in his black polo neck and angular shock of white hair.’
  • 91) ‘I've got my eye on one or two oddly named brews - I fancy a half of the Norwich Terrier, for instance.’
  • 92) ‘If you build a good pub, the women will come - and may just be persuaded to swap their G'n'T for a half of Terrier.’
  • 93) ‘I still don't know, but the whole dish, washed down with a half of bitter, sure tasted great.’
  • 94) ‘With a couple of pints and two halves of lager plus coffees, our bill came to a few pence over £37-not unreasonable for this standard of Indian restaurant.’
  • 95) ‘Now, here's the rub: our meal plus two pints and two halves of lager set us back a whopping £50.90.’
  • 96) ‘Scott drove into the rough and had to lay up, but he pitched to six feet and, crucially for his morale, holed for a half to keep him level.’
  • 97) ‘The play resumed without penalty and the result of the hole was the half - all square and all to play for.’
  • 98) ‘When continuing a character, pull out attack cards equal to half your STR.’
  • 99) ‘Use a complete suit for each player and a number of Jokers equal to about half the players.’
  • 100) ‘That may sound strange for a country which faced the prospect of a nuclear holocaust for almost half a century.’
  • 101) ‘This is the knee-jerk reaction common to all regimes that for half a century have held power in the region.’
  • 102) ‘Wouldn't this prove that Europe really regrets what was perpetrated on its soil half a century ago?’
  • 103) ‘Over more than half a century his talent and intensity have proven big enough to fill any role.’
  • 104) ‘It is fortunate that she enjoyed being retired, because her retirement lasted half a century.’
  • 105) ‘Porter and Gershwin hadn't been blockbuster material for almost half a century.’
  • 106) ‘More than half a century on, the sense of magic is just as strong.’
  • 107) ‘The United States has been trying to eliminate its slums for more than half a century.’
  • 108) ‘All this was made possible by the convergence of several trends half a century ago.’
  • 109) ‘This is the picture today after more than half a century since Independence.’
  • 110) ‘I was born in these hills and, half a century later, found myself filled with both dread and relief.’
  • 111) ‘More than half of the games were ended prematurely, with no play possible in one game.’
  • 112) ‘In half of the offences a purse or wallet has been removed from the victim's handbag or pocket.’
  • 113) ‘More than a half of the total supply is used by homeowners, with the reserves used by industry.’
  • 114) ‘Only about a quarter to a half of these patients are known to their doctors.’
  • 115) ‘If each had this share, then together they would only account for a half of the total available smartphone market.’
  • 116) ‘If he has put in half the young player's original value he gets back half of the fee.’
  • 117) ‘Over a half of violent offences are believed by the Home Office to be drink related.’
  • 118) ‘Nowadays he is on first-name terms with at least half of his audience.’
  • 119) ‘I imagine at least half the audience was completely off its gourd so God knows what he was doing to the collective psyche.’
  • 120) ‘The emcee is desperate to get us to stay, but half the audience gets up to leave anyway.’
  • 121) ‘It's complicated and messy, but in the end at least half the audience will sympathise with Gabriel.’
  • 122) ‘I was seated in the celebrity box with my family and I knew half the audience in the hall there.’
  • 123) ‘At least half the audience walked out before the end, irritated and confused.’
  • 124) ‘Typing without half the letters not appearing was going to be the highlight of my evening.’
  • 125) ‘Adding even more to this was the fact that about half the audience were the actual people behind the film.’
  • 126) ‘The performance was punctuated throughout with the clatter of seats as half the audience walked out.’
  • 127) ‘Apparently half the audience was shocked speechless, but Hawking loved it.’
  • 128) ‘Over half the expected studio audience agreed not to take part in the show.’
  • 129) ‘Without exaggeration, more than half the audience were on their feet cheering.’
  • 130) ‘For a start, I can spend half the day answering phone calls, e-mails and letters.’
  • 131) ‘If you tour right on the heels of a release, half the people in the audience don't have it.’
  • 132) ‘It is estimated that a half of the US population is now susceptible to smallpox.’
  • 133) ‘half of the products tested in this country had less than half the amount stated on the label.’
  • 134) ‘After all those centuries, half the population has realised that it is completely naked under its clothes.’
  • 135) ‘Three-and-a-half hours, and I think at least half of that was all that wonderful food.’
  • 136) ‘Also in Saudi Arabia, women's testimonies in court are equal to half those of a man.’
  • 137) ‘Twenty years ago the total debt of U.S. households was equal to half the size of the economy.’
  • 138) ‘She was holding a half full glass of Glen Livet in her hand as she stared at the Ocean.’
  • 139) ‘And in a quick movement, Matthew and picked his half full bottle of Fanta up and walked out of the vending room.’
  • 140) ‘In her kitchen she pulled out a half full container.’
  • 141) ‘Once there he was handed a half full bottle of vodka and he grinned widely before taking a long pull of the burning liquid.’
  • 142) ‘Nicabar declared sarcastically as he pushed his coffee aside and picked up a half full bottle of alcohol.’
  • 143) ‘The empty glasses were half filled with a dark golden brew, previously stored in a dark cellar in Copenhagen.’
  • 144) ‘By 1970 black America was only half southern and more than three-quarters lived in cities.’
  • 145) ‘In fact, I'm half inclined to start asking for Italy, just to see if I can do it!’
  • 146) ‘A lot of money went into it when the pond was repaired and residents believe it should look half decent.’
  • 147) ‘She jumped back slightly against the window half afraid of what he was going to say.’
  • 148) ‘In her half conscious state it was only barely that she heard a knock and the door opening.’
  • 149) ‘Since Canon have half decent bits of glass, it was possible to quickly eliminate number three.’
  • 150) ‘She sighed in a half frustrated and half nervous way, and Jason set a mug full of rum before her.’
  • 151) ‘With the job half done, somewhere around the caves of Tora Bora, it got - what?’
  • 152) ‘His understated celebrations said he knew the job was only half done.’
  • 153) ‘Even then you are only half confident of getting your subject spuffed on in quality men's monthlies across Britain.’
  • 154) ‘In the streets half naked Kiwis could be seen running around like lunatics.’
  • 155) ‘A half decent story and a better script and it might have been fun.’
  • 156) ‘His epilogue, half desperate, half triumphant, is one of the best I've heard.’
  • 157) ‘Cleave is left facing a tragedy and having to come to terms with things failed and half done.’
  • 158) ‘We just did that one song, a kinda R&B pop song with half French and half English lyrics.’
  • 159) ‘Working on Macbeth, he drove his librettist half insane with demands that he stick close to Shakespeare.’
  • 160) ‘When Macbeth is hunched over, scrawny and half bald he does not radiate a sinister charisma.’
  • 161) ‘Others prefer to eat them when they are still green or half ripe, when the acid taste predominates.’
  • 162) ‘They are half afraid to open the door to the postman should he arrive with another registered letter.’
  • 163) ‘Social criticism is still present, then, but it is half submerged in the dynamics of strong men in conflict.’
  • 164) ‘Everitt half committed to entering the race next year with Bourassa as a partner.’

Examples

  • 1) Their share prices have halved this year.
  • 2) Wrap the two halves of garlic in foil and add to the dish.
  • 3) They nearly halve the risk of cardiac failure when the heart becomes too weak to pump blood.
  • 4) If a match is halved then half a point is awarded to each side.
  • 5) Meanwhile halve, peel and finely chop onions.
  • 6) Court convictions have halved in just four years, official figures show.
  • 7) Since then, that ratio has almost halved.
  • 8) halve, peel and finely slice the onion.
  • 9) Vitamin D supplements can halve the risk of asthma attacks, the most rigorous review of evidence has concluded.
  • 10) This risk halved during the second six months.
  • 11) Trim and finely slice spring onions or halve peel and finely chop regular onion.
  • 12) Yet profits from this activity almost halved last year.
  • 13) Profits have just about halved in two years and are probably going lower this year too.
  • 14) Since then its share price has halved.
  • 15) Membership should be reduced by natural wastage and no new entrants allowed until the number is halved.
  • 16) Surely not for the bank to halve in value again?
  • 17) These began with it halving the amount of advertisements it plays.
  • 18) Yet the average time taken to prepare and to cook our main weekday meal nearly halved.
  • 19) Cut in half and then halve the pieces lengthways.
  • 20) He only had to halve the hole and the match to bring the team victory.
  • 21) In the past decade the industry has halved in size.
  • 22) Studies have suggested it may halve the risk of some cancers.
  • 23) halve each peeled melon quarter lengthways and place in a mixing bowl.
  • 24) They have almost halved in value in the past year.
  • 25) Figures for the new series have almost halved in just a few weeks.
  • 26) Its share price has halved in four years as it battles volatile sugar prices.
  • 27) It halved the ridiculous number of people we had to go and see.
  • 28) Its value has halved in three months.
  • 29) Serve two pitta halves per person alongside the shredded iceberg lettuce.
  • 30) He made three birdies over the closing holes to halve the match.
  • 31) Britons have nearly halved the amount of money they set aside but are wary about dipping into their savings.
  • 32) By the end of the war, average incomes had nearly halved.
  • 33) halve the other half lengthways.
  • 34) "We both played well and probably, you know, a halve is probably a bad result" for Europe, Brewerton said.
  • 35) No. 8, 193 yards, par 3: Nicklaus and Irwin halve with pars.
  • 36) No. 14, 415 yards, par 4: Nicklaus and Irwin halve with pars.
  • 37) Each halve is securable to a user’s face to form a facemask ….
  • 38) If the emissions halve which is the case for the US and more for W-Europe, that would be a difference of 50 W/m2.
  • 39) My first impression was that the sign boy simply misspelled "halve".
  • 40) It concluded that the United States is falling behind on a promise it made to other top economic countries to halve its budget deficit by 2013.
  • 41) Not long ago, the United States appeared to be on track to meet the commitment to halve its annual deficit by 2013.
  • 42) ‘Peel the onion and halve along the length, keeping the base to hold the layers together.’
  • 43) ‘Soft-boil 4 eggs and cool immediately, peel and halve.’
  • 44) ‘Peel, halve and de-root the onion, and chop finely.’
  • 45) ‘Hull strawberries, peel and slice mango, core and chop pears and halve and stone plums.’
  • 46) ‘Cut large eggplant into thick rounds; baby eggplant should be halved lengthwise.’
  • 47) ‘When ready to serve, peel the bananas then halve lengthways and cut each half across into quarters.’
  • 48) ‘I halved what remained of the sandwich and gave a half to him.’
  • 49) ‘You're halving then quartering a bucked section of oak with the splitting maul.’
  • 50) ‘Whenever possible, cook squash, quartered or halved, in its skin.’
  • 51) ‘A traditional way of preserving pears is by halving and drying.’
  • 52) ‘Pan-steaming preserves the shape of small greens, whole or halved lengthwise.’
  • 53) ‘If using onion, peel, halve and cut each half in thirds for thick wedges.’
  • 54) ‘Friends of the Earth has suggested that this could be halved in size to avoid damaging a peatland protected by European law because of its wildlife.’
  • 55) ‘A long-established shop is to be halved in size because of a rent rise of almost 50 per cent.’
  • 56) ‘A 6,000-seat Velopark will also later be halved in size, to include facilities for local restaurants and pubs.’
  • 57) ‘He tripled his herd size, halved his per cow production, and says its the only thing that makes sense.’
  • 58) ‘Designed in 1908 by Adolf Loos, (who roughly shorthands as the Gaudi of Vienna), the American is tiny, and more than halved in size again by its huge full length counter.’
  • 59) ‘The IMF said sweeping reforms were needed in almost every sector of the economy, which is thought to have halved in size between 1999 and 2003, when the invasion occurred.’
  • 60) ‘The cost of sales roughly halved from £7.2m to £3.7m during the period.’
  • 61) ‘Between 1812 to 1814, wheat, barley and oats all roughly halved in price.’
  • 62) ‘Stopping smoking leads to rapid reductions in mortality from cardiovascular disease: the excess risk roughly halved after one year of smoking abstinence.’
  • 63) ‘Not only did swallow colony size almost halve with the disappearance of cattle, but birds that remained on these ‘cattle-free farms’ laid smaller clutches and were less likely to lay a second time.’
  • 64) ‘Now, if that cell was then to divide, the fluorescence would be halved in the daughter cells.’
  • 65) ‘ESA's quartet of Cluster spacecraft joined in the flurry of interest in this week's extreme solar activity, and saw Earth's magnetosphere halved in size.’
  • 66) ‘The company will take a £550m exceptional charge this year and its final dividend will be halved to 7.8p.’
  • 67) ‘A tax on company dividends has been halved to 10 percent and taxes on long-term capital gains from new equity issues have been eliminated.’
  • 68) ‘This means that the full-year dividend has been halved to 25p from 50p.’
  • 69) ‘The text also urges countries to reform subsidies that favour industrialised countries or are harmful to the environment, and commits to halving the 2 billion people living without proper sanitation by 2015.’
  • 70) ‘Won't halving the government's legal enforcement budget eviscerate valuable regulations by discouraging necessary prosecutions?’
  • 71) ‘This had the effect of virtually halving the magazine's accumulated losses to €129, 294.’
  • 72) ‘In the US and Australia where large amounts of time and money have been spent on education and prevention programmes, premature deaths have been halved.’
  • 73) ‘While the disease has been halved in most counties over the past number of years, in west Laois, north Tipperary and south Offaly it has persisted at an unacceptably high level.’
  • 74) ‘Such fun when they tally the bill and then halve it!’
  • 75) ‘Nice mistake Murray but you should maybe halve the winnings - she did pick the teams in the first place!’
  • 76) ‘One down at the turn, O'Hara turned the match on its head to take the lead by the 12th and he hung on grimly, taking the 16th when the German put his approach shot in the burn and halving the 17th for victory.’
  • 77) ‘The most spectacular recovery came from Stenson and Thomas Bjorn, who combined to win the 16th and 17th, with an eagle and a birdie respectively, before halving the 18th.’
  • 78) ‘They halved the 10th & 11th and Dermott won the 12th to reduce the deficit to 2.’
  • 79) ‘There was some respite for the spectators when the 14th was halved in par, but Hoey's tribulations at the 15th, when he visited the rough and a bunker, allowed Campbell to draw level for the third time.’
  • 80) ‘They halved the first in pars, and shared the next two in birdies.’
  • 81) ‘So, for building hardwood and softwood frames or repairing damaged timber around the house, a practical knowledge of halving joints is a real asset.’
  • 82) ‘Lapping is performed in a variety of ways - either by simply halving the end of each timber, or by halving and dovetailing.’
  • 83) ‘The timbers are halved and held together with wooden pins.’
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