Origin of halfhearted
Examples from the Web for halfhearted
Obama, the halfhearted visitor, had his face clinched in a frozen smile.Nina Khrushcheva on the Importance of the G20 in St. Petersburg|Nina Khrushcheva|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The result is a series of halfhearted reforms by old men in camouflage.Cuba’s Leaders Talk of Reform, but It Doesn’t Add Up to Much|Mac Margolis|October 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He gave a halfhearted, widely panned speech on the night he finished a distant third in New Hampshire.Plight of the Republican Presidential Race’s Zombie Candidates|Matt Bennett|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The United States will issue a halfhearted rebuke and some useless words about “deploring the deaths” that occurred on the ships.
She spelled “recalcitrance,” then “pernicious,” and after a halfhearted debate it was obvious that none of the three had a clue.
We stood against them; were halfhearted, and were beaten; and then we petted them, and bit by bit our privileges were torn away.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
The voice of the people is duly represented, but it is a very weak and halfhearted voice.The Boer in Peace and War|Arthur M. Mann
The cow, shaking her head in a halfhearted defiance, followed.Lonesome Land|B. M. Bower
Two or three women, far back in the hall, start a halfhearted handclapping.A Book of Burlesques|H. L. Mencken
The guards were, as Erculio must have known they would be, halfhearted about carrying out their mandate.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea