one-half one-half

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of two equal parts of a divisible whole

Usage(s):

  1. German heavy industry was to be cut to approximately one-half of its 1938 level.
  2. Currently, nearly one-half of 1% of kids enrolled in school are unvaccinated under a medical waiver; 2% to 3% have a nonmedical one, and the numbers appear to be rising.
  3. While Sukarno was the flamboyant face of the fight to liberate Indonesia from Dutch rule, he was only one-half of a tandem that was a study in contrasts.

News

  1. City affirms financial director firing

    AMERICUS — After an employee appeals hearing lasting over four and one-half hours, and deliberating for 45 minutes, the Americus Mayor and City Council voted unanimously Monday to uphold its decision to terminate the employment of Suzanne Freeman, its chief financial officer.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Americus Times-Recorder

  2. Thick haze, smoky smell stoking fire fears

    Smoke from wildfires in New Mexico mixed with dust kicked up by gusty winds, filling the air over southern Colorado with a thick haze Tuesday. No new wildfires have been confirmed in Colorado. A one-half acre fire continued to burn at the U.S. Air Force Academy Tuesday. A red flag warning has been issued for all of southern Colorado because of the high fire danger. STORMTRACKER 13 says the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KRDO Colorado Springs

  3. Train fatality under investigation

    BONNIE -- A Mt. Vernon man was killed Saturday after being struck by a Union Pacific freight train at Atchison Creek, about one-half mile south of Bonnie. Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks said 27-year-old Dominique Dontez McCrae died of blunt
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News

Quotes

  • "To put a fitting end on the two-and-one-half months of whirlwind speculation, I'm looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights," said Sheen in a statement issued by his publicist.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Charlie Sheen Source: The Guardian

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