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not entirely serious
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Derived forms of half-serioushalfseriously, adverb
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How to use half-serious in a sentence
Detroiters, now erecting a Robocop statue as a half-joking, half-serious morale boost, may want to consider bronzing Mulally next.The CEO Hail Mary: A Scorecard on Corporate Change Agents|Nick Summers|March 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He gazed down contemplatively, with a half serious look, master of himself and of the horse as well.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
Her first complaints, however, are half playful, half serious.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Old Nick laid down his pipe and put on his glasses, and sat watching the other with an expression only half serious.Dry Fish and Wet|Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
He was half-serious, and I acknowledged that the affair was rather nerve wearing.Quintus Oakes|Charles Ross Jackson
He looked down at her with an expression half-quizzical, half-serious.The Title Market|Emily Post