a copper coin of ancient Rome, the half part of an as.
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How to use semis in a sentence
Then Argentina kicked them out in the semis, despite allegations of cheating.
Teams manage and sort the constant flow of surplus riding in on semis from closed bases.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan | Nick Willard | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Neither Rafael Nadal nor Roger Federer made it to the semis at the U.S. Open.
When Federer lost in the semis of a major in 2008, he said that his unprecedented run had “created a monster.”Roger Federer: The Transformation of a Tennis Star | Sujay Kumar | July 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Would Paul from Oberhausen really pick against the Mannschaft in the semis?
There Foch (whose headquarters were at semis, twenty-two miles nearer Paris) awaited them in his special train.Foch the Man | Clara E. Laughlin
Now the street widened into eight traffic lanes and the big semis joined the procession on the edge of the downtown area.This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
The twelth part of an acre was called Uncia and half a foot, semis, &c.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology | Charles K. Dillaway
And what commas they wielded, what colons, what semis, what stops!Mystery at Geneva | Rose Macaulay
If I wanted money, if she had earned an as, she gave me a semis.Gryll Grange | Thomas Love Peacock