Christian lay like a half-drowned man upon the shelving ledge, slowly realising his position.
And seems to me it sounded like a half-drowned shout for help.
The Captain, who had taken the precaution to lash himself to the deck, in a half-drowned state, held steadily to the tiller.
Lambert came to himself with a half-drowned sense of suffocation.
She said two of the children had half-drowned themselves, and lost a good straw hat in getting them for her.
You get half-drowned, or drowned altogether, before you discover your danger.
John sprang to his assistance and a moment later the two boys dragged the half-drowned negro over the side into the boat.
The engineer placed the half-drowned creature by its mother's side.
A blaze was soon started, and the two half-drowned men left to dry themselves.
"Not about a half-drowned girl taking the trouble to wash her face," he said.
c.1300, transitive and intransitive, perhaps from an unrecorded derivative word of Old English druncnian (Middle English druncnen) "be swallowed up by water" (originally of ships as well as living things), probably from the base of drincan "to drink."
Modern form is from northern England dialect, probably influenced by Old Norse drukna "be drowned." Related: Drowned; drowning.