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half-minute

noun
1.
  1. 30 seconds
  2. (as modifier): a half-minute lead
2.
a short period of time; moment: I'll be a half-minute
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  • The half-minute of quiet or semi-quiet needed to gain this end is not ill-bestowed.

    Sunday-School Success Amos R. Wells
  • The half-minute or so of talk had enabled him to regain his breath.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • His eyes lingered on it for one half-minute; if he had known what was to happen, he would most surely have flung it far from him.

    A Fair Mystery Bertha M. Clay
  • For about a half-minute that seemed a half-century, he didn't know what to do.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • In some half-minute she came out again, closing it softly behind her.

  • Nobody spoke for a half-minute; then Spurling broke the silence.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • As the procession moves along, the latter rings his bell at about half-minute time.

  • "Perhaps he had not the half-minute's warning in this case," said Lucy,—hypocrite that she was.

    Framley Parsonage Anthony Trollope
  • Fortunately my watch has a second-hand, so that I can time it—forty-five to the half-minute, ninety-five to the full minute.

  • He improved and patented the device in 1901 as the half-minute coffee pot.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers

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