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half-share

[haf-shair, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈʃɛər, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
a share, as in profits, equal to one half.
2.
a claim to half the income from a share of stock.
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  • The half-share of the business to belong to Eugene solely after the legacies were paid.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Out of my half-share of this profit I had to pay for insurance and poor rates 3,000.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson
  • He'd a half-share in a trawler, three cottages, and money in the bank.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • A half-share, and you and Leger can work the thing between you.

    Delilah of the Snows Harold Bindloss
  • And yet you have several times taken your Bible oath that my half-share of it all came to less than forty pounds.

    The Great Adventure Arnold Bennett
  • And she has offered to lend him enough to buy a half-share in a business.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
  • If a man has only a half-share in one, he joins another man with a like share.

  • Blinky Bill had a half-share in all the bookies' winnings, so he chuckled grimly as he went to the rails to watch the race.

    Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
  • She is richer even than papa—she has inherited from her late brother one half-share in the great business in the City.

    Little Novels Wilkie Collins
  • At the close of Salvini's engagement I handed him 8,000 for his half-share of the profits, retaining a like amount for myself.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson

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