half a dozen

  1. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
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How To Use half a dozen In A Sentence

  • We decamped to Porters, as usual, and took over half a dozen tables or so to drink the night away.
  • You may find yourself analyzing a long sentence with half a dozen unexplained ablatives left over at the end.
  • Bernice lay contentedly at the edge of a sand embankment white as driven snow, her chin cupped in her hands, watching half a dozen or more mullets drift and swing in the limpid clear water below. The Mystery at Number Six
  • The vessel is surrounded by half a dozen American warships but no moves have been made to board it. Times, Sunday Times
  • Soon the guard - about half a dozen soldiers and NCOs in all - marched out with an extremely rapid step and exaggerated movements; they came to a halt with a massive goose-step.
  • THE former Kop boss gets half a dozen of his biggest pals together in a room to ask them to be ushers at his wedding. The Sun
  • Half a dozen creatures'manlike except for the snakiest necks either had ever seen-came thundering along the corridor, waving spears and shouting. Fortress Of Frost And Fire
  • I counted half a dozen chrysalises outside this morning, and those caterpillars may take months to complete the metamorphosis because of the cold weather, but because of the warm, cozy conditions this one's found, I expect it to emerge as a beautiful Gulf fritillary butterfly sometime within the next two weeks. Archive 2009-12-01
  • For a smaller investor, half a dozen may suffice. Times, Sunday Times
  • Conservatives in the judiciary shut these publications, beginning in April, and jailed at least half a dozen editors and commentators.
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