the half

noun

: the time when the first half of a game ends : halftime
The score was tied at the half.

Examples of the half in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of that number, only 13 qualify for the full credit, while another nine are eligible for the half credit of $3,750. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 3 May 2024 Take Sporting’s second-half performance against St. Louis as an example: Down 2-1 at the half, Sporting KC brought Russell on for William Agada and moved Thommy into the midfield. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 2 May 2024 That scoreline remained intact for the remainder of the half. Nathan Dunn, Kansas City Star, 16 Apr. 2024 By the end of the half, the rookie was visibly riled up, due for a big half. Bennett Durando, The Denver Post, 14 Apr. 2024 Prior to the half, Shimmick added a second goal to her highlight reel with a free kick 35 yards away from the net. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Apr. 2024 The Mavs then outscored Miami 27-18 to close the second quarter, with Doncic scoring six to go to the half with 19, and Irving entering the half with 21 points. Doncic (averaging 34 points per game) and Irving (26 per game) entered as the league’s highest-scoring duo. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 At the end of the first quarter, the teams were tied up, and by the end of the half, South Carolina only led by 1 point. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2024 In the half hour or so before totality, as the moon makes its progress across the circle of the sun, colors shift to hues of red and brown. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 5 Apr. 2024

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“The half.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20half. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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