half past

idiom

: half an hour after a stated time
The meeting began at half past two.
(British) The meeting began at half two.

Examples of half past in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Presentations are indoors, first-come first served, and have a limited capacity and take place half past the hour beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Anna Webb, Idaho Statesman, 1 Feb. 2024 Carabinieri, one of Italy’s main law enforcement bodies, showed up at McKennie’s house at 11:30 p.m. local time (an hour and a half past curfew) after being alerted by McKennie’s neighbors, Repubblica reported. Daniele Proch, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 In Monterey Park, at about half past eight o’clock in the morning, the authorities held another news conference. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2023 About half past ten o’clock the Knights paraded through the city, in knightly costume headed by the National Grays Band. Mary Ann Ashcraft, Baltimore Sun, 30 July 2022 Terry died around half past five the next evening, Sunday 18th December. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 21 Dec. 2022 However, when adjusted for Moroccan time and the volunteer’s jet lag, breakfast actually started closer to half past the hour. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2022 Around half past five, as the first flush of dawn appears, members of the Rulindo vegetable coöperative, a few hours northwest of Kigali, head into the fields. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2022 That is until around half past midnight, when Will Smith and his entire family actually walked into the party. Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2022

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“Half past.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20past. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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