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British informal very tired
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Words nearby half-dead
half-covered, half crown, half-cup, half-cut, half-day, half-dead, half deck, half-deserted, half-digested, half dime, half dollar
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How to use half-dead in a sentence
It was already half-dead when I arrived here Thursday evening.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But tomorrow there will be a glowing sun in the gray, half-dead forest where we must work and live.A Nobel Winner's Positive Gaze|Eliza Griswold|October 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was the Hermit's vast store of scientific knowledge that brought the half-dead cop back to health.
Well, well, to think of a strong young fellow like you being beaten by a harmless sort of half dead beast.'
A feeble impulse of passion spread itself over the Chief's half dead face as he listened with rapt attention to the recital.
He had ridden eighteen leagues that day; therefore his spurs were red, and his horse covered with foam, and half dead.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Several were hung on windmills, and before they were half dead, the barbarians cut them in pieces with their swords.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe