The half-minute of quiet or semi-quiet needed to gain this end is not ill-bestowed.
Nobody spoke for a half-minute; then Spurling broke the silence.
His eyes lingered on it for one half-minute; if he had known what was to happen, he would most surely have flung it far from him.
The half-minute or so of talk had enabled him to regain his breath.
In some half-minute she came out again, closing it softly behind her.
For about a half-minute that seemed a half-century, he didn't know what to do.
As the procession moves along, the latter rings his bell at about half-minute time.
"Perhaps he had not the half-minute's warning in this case," said Lucy,—hypocrite that she was.
Fortunately my watch has a second-hand, so that I can time it—forty-five to the half-minute, ninety-five to the full minute.
He improved and patented the device in 1901 as the half-minute coffee pot.