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half-turning

[haf-tur-ning, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtɜr nɪŋ, ˈhɑf-/
noun, Furniture.
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  • Then, half-turning on her side with her face to the wall, she composed herself to sleep.

  • Cesare waved his hand in his direction, half-turning to the men-at-arms behind him.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
  • Suddenly, while crossing a patch of thin jungle, Umkopo stopped and half-turning towards me, placed his finger on his lip.

  • "Go to bed berry soon," he mumbled, half-turning as he spoke.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • He waved a hand at her, half-turning in his saddle as he rode.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • She had paused at the door, half-turning; their eyes met once more.

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • With incredible quickness the outlaw, half-turning to cover Scott, fired.

    The Mountain Divide Frank H. Spearman
  • Ling Chu, turning suddenly upon Milburgh, gripped him by the wrist, half-turning as he did so.

    The Daffodil Mystery Edgar Wallace
  • Suddenly the new-comer stopped with her hands on the keys, half-turning and looking over her shoulder.

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