1. having been partially used: half-used tubes of toothpaste

Words Nearby half-used

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How to use half-used in a sentence

  • Plant your flower seeds on a nice ripe, rich bed—that is, one compounded of old and even half-used manure.

  • Bowknot—is tied like the square knot, but with ends doubled back in tying the latter half—used on neckties and ribbons.

    Educational Toys | Louis C. Petersen
  • Dearly as he loves the choice volumes ranged in neat order on his bookshelves, they are but half-used while they are not shared.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882 | The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
  • Unused, half-used, misused—was ever anything like that energy?

    The Ordeal of Mark Twain | Van Wyck Brooks
  • She took the stick away from him when it was about half used, and finished it.

    Georgina of the Rainbows | Annie Fellows Johnston