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Origin of half-dozen
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Example sentences from the Web for half-dozen
The Democratic Party is defending more than a half-dozen seats on Republican-friendly turf.Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate|Center for Public Integrity|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, astronomers have only identified a half-dozen or so IMBH candidates, and some of those claims are controversial.
I tried a half-dozen other representatives, none who could remedy the blunder, all who cited different reasons for the occurrence.
I wrote at least a half-dozen articles myself; each, as I remember, had a distinct conservation theme.
By 2013, his third year in congress, he had appeared on Meet the Press a half-dozen times.Is This Tea Partier’s Bid to Become House Majority Leader Crazy? Cunning? Or a Bit of Both?|Michael Ames|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Long ago in comparative youth she had disappeared for a half-dozen years.An Isle in the Water|Katharine Tynan
That draper's shop was not the place for a scene, with a half-dozen clerks to enjoy it.Kent Knowles: Quahaug|Joseph C. Lincoln
The seismographs at Gifu and Nagoya registered the first half-dozen vibrations, and were then buried beneath the fallen buildings.A Study of Recent Earthquakes|Charles Davison
It was the captain of the vessel, with his two officers, and some half-dozen men.The Hero of Panama|F. S. Brereton
Across the bay, a half-dozen miles or so, the great mountains stood grim and silent, the tops of many of them wreathed in fog.The Young Alaskans|Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for half-dozen
- six or a group of sixa half-dozen roses
- (as pronoun; functioning as singular or plural)at least a half-dozen