part·​way | \ ˈpärt-ˈwā How to pronounce partway (audio) \

Definition of partway

1 : to some extent : partially, partly
2 : at a point in the way or distance partway through the trip they met some friends

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Examples of partway in a Sentence

I was partway to school when I realized I had forgotten my book. Partway down the mountain, he sprained his ankle. The team got a new coach partway through the season. They met up with some friends partway through the trip.
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Recent Examples on the Web In a metaphor for how the past week has transpired, the sign affixed to the lectern behind which Price stood fell off partway through his news conference. Author: Matt Viser, Sean Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, "Candidates refocus attacks on Trump as New Hampshire primary looms," 11 Feb. 2020 Audio from a dashcam video released Monday by West Memphis police begins partway through a conversation between the officers and Shawnda. NBC News, "A mom grieving her 4-year-old daughter was pinned to ground by Arkansas police," 22 Nov. 2019 Critics say the move will go only partway toward resolving a crisis of the president’s own making and that the trade war will continue to inflict pain across the global economy., "Trump says US, China agree to partial trade deal - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 But then the storm came and just like that, another venerable tree was gone, splintered partway up the trunk, its tender pink insides exposed, toppled to its final resting spot among the Buddhas. Mary Schmich,, "Column: We love our Chicago thunderstorms, except when they take our trees," 16 Aug. 2019 Anyone who has been to the lighthouse knows the 300-plus stairs that must be navigated to get to the site, which is partway down a steep rocky cliff. Kurtis Alexander,, "Famed lighthouse at Point Reyes shines again after $5.7 million makeover," 7 Nov. 2019 Cover with foil and bake 60 to 75 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender, stirring partway through. Alison Sherwood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Friends in need of meal help will appreciate the extra care you put into your plan," 23 Oct. 2019 Exiting partway through a deal is a rarity in the cutthroat television business and the move is likely to cost him millions of dollars. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, "Shepard Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network," 11 Oct. 2019 Tynion, meanwhile, was the writer on the fan-favorite Detective Comics run that was part of the DC Universe Rebirth promotion in 2016 and ended partway through last year, focusing on Batman's connection to the other crime-fighters in Gotham City. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "New 'Batman' Creative Team on Plotting the Dark Knight's Future," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of partway

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of partway was in 1822

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14 Feb 2020

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“Partway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of partway

: at a distance or time that is between two points

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