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  • half-done — index inchoate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • half-done — half done′ adj …   From formal English to slang

  • half-done — adj. * * * halfˈ done adjective 1. Partly done 2. Partly cooked • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • half done — partially cooked; half completed, not yet finished …   English contemporary dictionary

  • half-done — недоваренный; недожаренный …   English-Russian travelling dictionary

  • well begun is half done — Cf. PLATO Laws 753e ἀρχὴ γὰρ λέγεται μὲν ἥμισυ παντὸς ἐν ταῖς παροιμίαις ἔργου, proverbially it is said that the beginning is the half of every task; HORACE Epistles I. ii. 40 dimidium facti qui coepit habet, he who has made a beginning, has half …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • fools and bairns should never see half-done work — They may mistakenly judge the quality of the finished article from its awkwardness while it is being produced. 1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 108 Fools should not see half done Work. Many fine Pieces of Work will look..aukward when it is a doing …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Half — Half, adv. In an equal part or degree; in some part approximating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half colored, half done, half hearted, half persuaded, half conscious. Half loth and half consenting. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Their children… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half — see half a loaf is better than no bread the half is better than the whole one half of the world does not know how the other half lives half the truth is often a whole lie believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • half — 1. adjective /hɑːf,hæf/ a) Consisting of a moiety, or half (1/2, 50%). a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view b) Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial;… …   Wiktionary

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