Half year

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the space of six months; one term of a school when there are two terms in a year.
- Mrs. Browning.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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No sixty pounds, however, came to help the household at the end of the half year, and it fell deeper and deeper into trouble--Mrs.
Burch themselves looked back upon it as one of the rarest pleasures of their half year at home.
Down with all schools and teachers--especially the new teacher, who came this half year. Oh, mercy, how it stings!" The fixed gas in the lemonade took the orator, at that moment, by the throat, and effectually checked the flow of her eloquence.
The few bared open spaces on the upland, the long stretch of rocky ridge near the summit, so vivid and so velvety during their first journey, were now burnt and yellow; even the brief openings in the forest were seared as if by a hot iron in the scorching rays of a half year's sun.
And then I have made a little purchase within this half year; East Kingham Farm, you must remember the place, where old Gibson used to live.
Also, she said that I must have forgotten all that she did for me, though thereby she saved both myself and my mother from starvation, and gave us food and drink; that for two and a half years we caused her great loss; and, above all things, that she excused us what we owed her.
How, while still so young--he was only sixteen and a half years old when I saw him for the first time--had he already won his way on the press?
Commenting on the results, Managing Director and CEO Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, said: "our half year results serves as proof that, with unwavering support from investors for our developments across the UAE, RAK Properties continues to go from strength to strength.
KARACHI -- Lucky Cement Limited continued to lead the cement industry in terms of sales volumes and reported net profit of PKR 6.25 billion for the half year ended December 31st, 2015 which is 11.7% higher than the same period last year.
The net profit for half year 2013 climbed to Dh46.7 million as compared to Dh28 million for half year 2012.
In the half year to October 13, the group closed 31 shops.
But Sainsbury's is one of the strongest players in the market - its like-for-likes excluding fuel grew by 2% in the past half, compared to 1.3% in the last quarter at Morrisons and 1.2% at Tesco's UK stores in the last half year.