Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: halfway
IPA transcription: [h'æfw'eɪ]
Pronunciations of halfway
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: center(a), halfway, middle(a), midway
    Meaning: equally distant from the extremes
  • Synonyms: halfway
    Meaning: at a point midway between two extremes; "at the halfway mark"
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: halfway, midway
    Meaning: at half the distance; at the middle; "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"
Usage examples
  • Halfway up the scarp was a dark horizontal line of bushes, something like a hedge.
  • Keith had not disappeared down the hall, however, before Susan was halfway up the back stairs.
  • Halfway down the slope was a shack and off beyond it stood a man with his back turned toward him.
  • Night was far advanced when I came to the halfway resting-place and seated myself beside the fountain.
  • They were halfway to the village when a dozen tractors came racing up and Jake piled out of the lead one to drag the two in with him.
  • WITHOUT STANDING UP, we stared in the direction of the forest, my hand stopping halfway to my mouth, Ned Land's completing its assignment.
  • About halfway across the heath there had been a wide dike recently cut, and the earth from the cutting was cast up roughly on the other side. Surely this would stop them!
  • The squire set forth at a great pace, and climbed briskly till he was halfway up the mount. Because of the joy he had in clasping his burthen, he gave no thought to the potion.
  • We soon turned up one of the side streets, and about halfway up that we turned into a very narrow street, with rather poor-looking houses on one side, and what seemed to be coach-houses and stables on the other.
  • There was nothing for me to say or do--at least not just then--so I went back to the little living-room and forced myself to be halfway pleasant to the four men who were there, each one looking precisely like the cat after it had eaten the canary!
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