half dozen

idiom

: six
a half dozen eggs

Examples of half dozen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hunt placed a paper cup of coffee in his hand, and the two of them gathered up a half dozen binders as the sun breached the horizon, falling on the South Lawn and an encampment of Truthers that had occupied the green around the Washington Monument. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 8 Feb. 2024 Suh, who turned 50 earlier this month, was greeted by a half dozen supporters and his lawyer, Candace Chambliss, legal director of the Illinois Prison Project, about 9:45 a.m. outside Kewanee Life-Skills Re-Entry Center. Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 Now there are more than a dozen with at least another half dozen in the works, according to data from the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining at Hunter College CUNY. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 An enthusiastic traveler, Tou Ger had visited Colombia a half dozen times. Diana Durán, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2024 The initial focus is on a half dozen crops in a half dozen countries Africa. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2024 The Galaxy also saw five key players, including Hernández, the team’s leading scorer the last two years, have their seasons ended early by surgery while injuries forced at least a half dozen others to miss multiple games. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 A week before the 2013 shutdown — spurred by a battle between congressional Republicans and Obama over funding for the Affordable Care Act — there were at least a half dozen polls asking specific questions about it. Leah Askarinam, ABC News, 29 Sep. 2023 Within the next 48 hours, Pompeo summoned his half dozen or so top officials to discuss Wong’s request. Timothy McLaughlin, The Atlantic, 4 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Half dozen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20dozen. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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