half-hour

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Synonyms for half-hour

a half of an hour

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She played with his long hair, and admired his big hands and his clothes and his carbine, and asked question after question, as fast as he could answer, until I excused them both for half an hour, in order to have a chance to finish my work.
I dare say we shall get you off in less than half an hour.
And then he talked for half an hour about the Devonshire turf; which I thought such a very extraordinary subject.
Go, then, animal," said the duke; "but remember, I only allow you half an hour.
And then he went on, and told us how it had taken him half an hour to land it, and how it had broken his rod.
I say I once went to Pashutino in half an hour,' shouted Vasili Andreevich.
In half an hour more, Marian was peacefully asleep with her arm around her sister's neck.
At the end of half an hour, I presented myself, as directed, in my lady's room.
I perceived within half an hour that she was so glad--stout, simple, plain, clean, wholesome woman-- as to be positively on her guard against showing it too much.
There was a wait of half an hour at the end of the first act, and I could not trust myself to do it, for I felt that I should desert to stay out.
Willoughby, he, whom only half an hour ago she had abhorred as the most worthless of men, Willoughby, in spite of all his faults, excited a degree of commiseration for the sufferings produced by them, which made her think of him as now separated for ever from her family, with a tenderness, a regret, rather in proportion, as she soon acknowledged within herself--to his wishes than to his merits.
A little earlier than usual next morning Trent was at his office in the City, prepared for the worst, and in less than half an hour he found himself face to face with one of those crises known to most great financiers at some time or other during their lives.
Crayford, and you shall have him back again for half an hour.
Our company in about half an hour broke up, and the uncle carried off his nephew; but not before the latter had assured Miss Nancy, in a whisper, that he would attend her early in the morning, and fulfil all his engagements.
I will be up in half an hour to look over your things.