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
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The decrease in net revenues was primarily attributable to the decreased product revenues during the first half of 2018.
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In the first half of 2018, average household electricity prices in the European Union were stable compared with the first half of 2017, standing at EUR 20 per 100 kWh.
The liquidity of the company during the first half of this year reached EGP 925m compared to EGP 2.2bn during the comparison period of last year.
'We are encouraged by the results of the first half, driven by the strong performance of retail and property, particularly the residential business.
Earnings for the first half of 2018 were a record $128.0 million as compared to earnings of $75.9 million for the first half of 2017.