Hickenlooper had granted Dunlap a temporary reprieve in 2013, which amounted to a half-measure that made nobody happy.
The passamezzo, passy-measure or half-measure was a popular Elizabethan dance, like the coranto and lavolta.
Then, during seven years, he lived on a half-measure of boiled lentils.
But we believe that a half-measure of wine a day is enough for anyone, making due allowance, of course, for the needs of the sick.
No half-measure could be taken; and rest being medically considered essential, we stopped.
We feel how vain is the dream of those who think that this or that half-measure has solved it.
He inveighed that the half-measure was useless; he predicted that the storm would not thereby be quenched.
Day after day hung wearily on Saronia; she was of such nature as no half-measure would satisfy.
He has an utter contempt for dull men and timid or half-measure men, and he scorns Whigs even more than Tories.
I did not then foresee that the restoration of my naval rank alone would be viewed as a half-measure.