They'll have something more substantial for supper, I thought, beginning to crust the top of a black-looking, half-done biscuit.
Irma shuffled over on her crooked high heels and returned with the half-done pajamas.
Nothing ever showed the wisdom of the proverb about half-done work, children and fools, better; and, alas!
The haying on the island was about half-done; there was a short intermission in the work now, but it was to begin again very soon.
They might even leave it half-done, halt the process for an interminable review, present a soft belly for Debra to savage.
It is better to do a small amount well than to leave much work in a half-done condition.
Julia, a Lady of Verona, beloved by Proteus, is only half-done—and now she comes—to herself.
The work was half-done before she came to Ullathorne, and when could she have a better opportunity of completing it?
He had heard that the managers had entered into negotiations with a new engineer, and he wished the man to find no half-done work.
I must choose surer hands—the work must not be half-done, as heretofore.
past participle of do; from Old English past participle gedon (a vestige of the prefix is in ado). U.S. Southern use of done in phrases like "he done gone to the store" is attested from 1827, according to OED: "a perfective auxiliary or with adverbial force in the sense 'already; completely.' " Meaning "finished" is early 15c. Slang done for "doomed" is from 1842.