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(of a vessel, place, etc) holding or containing half its capacity
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  • His eyes took in the half-empty trunks all about him, then he murmured again, “Who would not have thought it?”

    Whispers at Dawn Roy J. Snell
  • On the table was a half-empty bottle of champagne and a bedroom tumbler.

    The Hypocrite Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • And June had become July, and midsummer lay fast over the half-empty town.

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Sophy sighed as she collected the half-empty chocolate-boxes.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Reeling in the saddle, he came up with the stragglers, singing and marking time with a half-empty bottle of whisky.

    The Gringos B. M. Bower
  • They handled her as if she had been a half-empty sack of corn.

  • He declared himself thirsty, and a ragamuffin handing him a half-empty bottle, he drank from it.

    The Peasant and the Prince Harriet Martineau

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