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(of a place) not having many inhabitants, visitors, etc
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby half-deserted
half-cup, half-cut, half-day, half-dead, half deck, half-deserted, half-digested, half dime, half dollar, half-done, half-dozen
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How to use half-deserted in a sentence
The streets of Lowestoft were sloppy and half-deserted as we drove through them.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman
Some one was bowed down among the strawberry beds, busy there; yet the place seemed half deserted and very, very quiet.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska|Charles Warren Stoddard
The table was half deserted, the rush of the diners had not yet begun.Chance in Chains|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The street leading to the Baltic station, St. Petersburg, is still half deserted.
The gates were thrown open and the van rolled out into the half-deserted street.The Beautiful White Devil|Guy Boothby