first half

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Noun1.first half - the first of two halves of play
half - one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
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The first half of the winter of 1806, which Nicholas Rostov spent in Moscow, was one of the happiest, merriest times for him and the whole family.
I completed the first half of my freshman year, and in January of
4 million in the first half of 2017, declining by 57.
Summary: Bank of Beirut's consolidated net profits reached $52 million in the first half of 2012, up by 6.
7 percent annualized rate of return on average surplus for first-half 2011 was the lowest for any first half since the start of ISO's quarterly records in 1986 and 7.
Massey Knakal Realty Services' newly-released New York City Income Property Market Report, prepared by Miller Cicero, LLC, reveals that all indicators suggest higher values in the first half of 2006 for walk-ups, elevatored buildings and mixed-use properties.
The combined ratio--a key measure of losses and other underwriting expenses per dollar of premium--improved 1 percent to 92 percent in the first half of 2006 from 93 percent in the first half of 2005.
In the trade magazine sector, M&A deal volume fell 30% to 16 deals while dollar volume declined 29% to $169 million in the first half of 2001.
Through the first half of the year, VARDS reported sales of $72.