Varnish and cans of half-used paint remained, but the boat had been removed.
Unused, half-used, misused—was ever anything like that energy?
A half-used strip of shells was in the gun and other strips were close at hand.
Dearly as he loves the choice volumes ranged in neat order on his bookshelves, they are but half-used while they are not shared.
On the floor to the right lay a half-used cake of soap just as it had slipped from her hand.
"second-hand," 1590s, past participle adjective from use (v.). To be used to "accustomed, familiar" is recorded by 1520s. Verbal phrase used to "formerly did or was" (as in I used to love her) represents a construction attested from c.1300, and common from c.1400, but now surviving only in past tense form. The pronunciation is affected by the t- of to.