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[pahrt-wey, -wey] /ˈpɑrtˈweɪ, -ˌweɪ/
at or to a part of the way or distance:
Shall I walk you partway? I'm already partway home.
in some degree or part; partly; partially:
hopes that were only partway realized.
Origin of partway
First recorded in 1855-60; part + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was part-way toward the center of the sky when the journey began.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • Before he had finished Churchill was part-way up the stairs.

    Fighting in Flanders E. Alexander Powell
  • It was part-way open and the round good-natured face of Tom Barnum, filled now with anxiety, was framed in the opening.

  • Half-way following, part-way following, has become very common in some of the other parts of the world, where we don't live.

  • This second quarry was part-way up a hill; or rather, it was a hill of granite which men were digging out and carrying away.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • The sliding door was part-way open, and through it was borne the moist air of a river bay and the purring wash of the tide.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for part-way


some of the way; partly: I stopped reading partway through the chapter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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