half an hour

idiom

: 30 minutes
I waited for half an hour.

Examples of half an hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within half an hour of my house there are three quilting stores, all of them staffed by kindly women eager to provide advice, support, and praise. Ayelet Waldman, The New Yorker, 30 Mar. 2024 See Our Guide Amelia Island, Florida For Old Florida charm Key West meets Savannah in this quiet slice of Old Florida, located just half an hour north of Jacksonville. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 This portable iPhone charger is small but effective, charging your phone in just half an hour. Michael Stefanov, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 Osbourne and Morrison — who plays guitar in Billy Idol’s group and wrote the music with his Idol bandmate Steve Stevens — both figure the tune poured out of them in less than half an hour. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2024 The blaze, fanned by strong winds, engulfed the block within half an hour on Thursday evening, witnesses said. Reuters, NBC News, 23 Feb. 2024 The fire was taken out in half an hour by firefighters, police said. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 16 Mar. 2024 Today, Al-Hol’s fifty thousand residents are grouped into sectors divided by barbed wire; to walk from one to the next can take half an hour. Anand Gopal, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 He is killed half an hour into the novel — the first in a series of wrenching casualties — but Frankie persists, becoming an Army nurse, more intent than ever on saving lives. Katherine A. Powers, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2024

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“Half an hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20an%20hour. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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