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  1. a period of 6 months: the campaign lasted nearly a half-year
  2. (as modifier): a half-year break
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  • "I'm sure I don't know what I've learnt this half-year," said Ruth to herself.

    Ruth Arnold Lucy Byerley
  • But as the half-year is nearly over, I suppose it will come soon.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • Arthur is nearly sixteen, and at the head of the twenty, having gone up the school at the rate of a form a half-year.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • We have had news of the landing of Bonaparte at least once a month this half-year past.

    The Bronze Eagle Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • She was going to leave at the end of the half-year; but now all was changed.

  • I will give you a bill on Parvisol for five pounds for the half-year.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • At the end of every half-year he counted over the heap of coppers, and changed it for silver.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • With them he could support himself for a half-year at the university.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • Prizes amounting to about £80 are offered every half-year for the best suggestions.

    The Food of the Gods Brandon Head

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