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Unfinished or only partially completed.‘the job is now half-done’‘she pointed to the half-done piece of sewing’
- ‘We'd started doing the scripts in the morning, and were already half-done.’
- ‘But if you're going to cook the meat in the wok, make sure it's at least half-done before the vegetables get cooked.’
- ‘But now is not the time to abandon a job half-done.’
- ‘This is one of those things that it's better not to have tried at all than leave half-done.’
- ‘Even when material is eventually taken ashore, the work is only half-done: preservation of timber and other remnants is a lengthy task.’
- ‘Poor quality material, half-finished jobs and leaving projects half-done have become a regular practice.’
- ‘"I've got two albums half-done already to follow this up with."’
- ‘He couldn't leave a job half-done.’
- ‘This is just another example of half-done science, sensationalized both by the author of what will surely be a best-selling book, and a man entrusted with depicting science via the media.’
- ‘I planned to write a long review of this manga, and it's half-done.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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