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[pahrt-wey, -wey] /ˈpɑrtˈweɪ, -ˌweɪ/
at or to a part of the way or distance:
Shall I walk you partway? I'm already partway home.
in some degree or part; partly; partially:
hopes that were only partway realized.
Origin of partway
1855-60; part + way1 Unabridged
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  • When they were part way up the lane, Daisy, who was in a hurry for her dinner, began to trot.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm Helen Fuller Orton
  • part way in she was, when her closeness to the coral edge compelled her to go about.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • The first sign of settlement we saw when part way through the mountains was a stone corral, but no house or other improvements.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
  • At the instant of the revelation, he had been part way through it.

    The Penal Cluster Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • A woman came to the door in answer to her knock, and opened it part way.

    Peggy Owen Patriot Lucy Foster Madison
  • But his mother insisted that his jacket should be buttoned up, at least part way.

    Rollo in Scotland Jacob Abbott
  • part way up this mountain is the place where Selkirk used to watch for passing vessels.

  • Drive these screws but part way in, as the mould is to be removed later on.

    The Boy Craftsman A. Neely Hall
British Dictionary definitions for part way


some of the way; partly: I stopped reading partway through the chapter
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