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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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  • partway up the little rocky eminence stands an old house, now fast falling to pieces.

    Not Pretty, But Precious John Hay, et al.
  • They went overhead, more brilliant than the brightest stars, and when partway down to the horizon they suddenly winked out.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • Naked, he walked to the door leading to the balcony and pushed it partway open.

British Dictionary definitions for partway


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