half a minute/second


: a short while : a moment
Please wait (for) half a minute/second while I try to connect you.

Examples of half a minute/second in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Franklin defeated Jordan Riggs of Fort Bend Marshall by less than half a second to defend his title. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 May 2024 La Jolla senior Arielle Brotman (53.00) improved on her top-seed time (53.44) in the 100 girls fly, but finished second by half a second off first (52.51). Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 Other codas may last only one-third of a second or half a second. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 7 May 2024 With half a second to showtime, Colbert commands the Daniels to bury his double's body and breaks through the wall himself to thunderous applause. Emlyn Travis, EW.com, 7 Mar. 2023 This year's advertisers are not only spending $7 million to buy half a minute of airtime, but are also opening their wallets to secure stars like Aniston and Snoop Dogg, as well as on glitzy productions. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2024 Newgarden survives final nervous caution That spirited ‘Newgarden against the field’ show seemed to be well under control by the No. 2 Chevy until 10 laps to go, with Rosenqvist (who finished fourth) had once shadowed Newgarden by less than half a second early in the final stint in second place. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 23 July 2023 Now the time between shakes is half a second, and the pulse will only travel 0.5 meter before the next pulse is created, producing a wavelength of 0.5 meter. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 15 Dec. 2023 The digital lock can store up to 10 different fingerprints, unlocks in less than half a second and is rechargeable by USB-C port. Bellamy Richardson, wsj.com, 8 Nov. 2023

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“Half a minute/second.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20a%20minute%2Fsecond. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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