Obama, the halfhearted visitor, had his face clinched in a frozen smile.
He gave a halfhearted, widely panned speech on the night he finished a distant third in New Hampshire.
She spelled “recalcitrance,” then “pernicious,” and after a halfhearted debate it was obvious that none of the three had a clue.
The result is a series of halfhearted reforms by old men in camouflage.
The United States will issue a halfhearted rebuke and some useless words about “deploring the deaths” that occurred on the ships.
The scene of the morning recurred to my mind, and my halfhearted effort to prevent him from accompanying us.
A halfhearted effort was made to harness her up to "Elizabeth," but she flatly declined to answer to the appellation.
Two or three women, far back in the hall, start a halfhearted handclapping.
We stood against them; were halfhearted, and were beaten; and then we petted them, and bit by bit our privileges were torn away.
The cow, shaking her head in a halfhearted defiance, followed.