Phrases with "halfway"

Anthony Trollope And there was the Killancodlem post-office halfway between the two. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

I was trampled under foot, Jim-Eng got a dozen gashes about his body, and we were carried halfway up the yard in the first rush. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Rudyard Kipling Who can read the Cause of an act is halfway to Freedom! “Back to the path,” says the Blow. “The Hills are not for thee. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle We had an inn and two houses a little above us, and a single cottage at the other side of the field which faces us, and except those there were no houses until you got halfway to the station. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

The entire sky in the north, halfway up to the zenith, was streaked with extraordinary colours, among which jale and dolm predominated. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

About halfway along the ridge, at the lowest point, lies the top of the Mornstab Pass, which goes through to Barey. Now you know the lay of the land. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

F. Scott Fitzgerald MISS SAUNDERS (shaking her head kittenishly ): Just what is an alderman? CHINAMAN RUDD: An alderman is halfway between a politician and a pirate. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Henry James When I had advanced halfway I stopped and waited, as if I took it for granted she would accompany me. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Trollope His property was halfway between Kanturk and Mallow; and when this occurred he turned his shoulder upon the former place, and professed to act with those whose meetings were held at the latter town. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling The man on the ground is sucking at his pipe, and when the smoking pellet has ceased to smoke will be halfway to Nibban. ‘Now you go,’ says the man with the mongoose. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Charles Dickens The shot entered on the outside, halfway between the hip and knee joints. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

H. G. Wells The reverse shows the universal goddess of the Utopian coinage — Peace, as a beautiful woman, reading with a child out of a great book, and behind them are stars, and an hour-glass, halfway run. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

One winding path led to the earth closet in its bower of nut-trees halfway down the garden, another to the vegetable garden and on to the rough grass plot before the beehives. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

A. E. W. Mason But halfway through the narrative he changed his attitude, and in a significant way. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Thomas Hardy Mrs. Yeobright, for want of room in the larger apartment, placed a bench for the mummers halfway through the pantry door, which opened from the sitting-room. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Boots which extended halfway up his calves, and which were trimmed at the tops with rich brown fur, completed the impression of barbaric opulence which was suggested by his whole appearance. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Victor Hugo He stopped when he had got halfway up the steps, and placed both forepaws within the caravan, leaning on the threshold, like a preacher with his elbows on the edge of the pulpit. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Thomas Hardy On one occasion, as they were all good walkers, it was arranged that they should meet halfway between the island and the town in which Pierston had lodgings. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Henry James It dragged her at my heels even now, and when we had got halfway round — a devious, tiresome process, on ground much broken and by a path choked with overgrowth — I paused to give her breath. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

The knot of men with the stretcher had stopped, too, halfway to the steamer, as if petrified. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

A large fire was burning halfway along the wall, between the chairbacks and the door. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle We had crossed Oxford Street and were halfway down Harley Street before I could get a word from my companion. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Wilkie Collins She roused herself, and pushed it further back — pushed it halfway into the hollow chamber in the wall constructed to receive it. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry James Our young man met him halfway while he laughed and said: “Er — Lady Watermouth told us you were coming; she asked me just to look after you. The Lesson of the Master by Henry James [1888]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The foremost was a man of stern visage, wearing a steeple-crowned hat and a skull-cap beneath it, a dark cloak and huge wrinkled boots that came halfway up his legs. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

On every finger and every toe, he had alternate brass and copper rings; and above the ankles, halfway up to the calf, a stocking of very pretty beads. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

About halfway across I saw someone approaching me a long way off. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Thomas Hardy Jocelyn strode ahead and round the corner, and was halfway up the straggling street before he discerned her little figure behind him. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Betty waited till, halfway up the Hill, the first running figure lifted its head slightly, so that she saw the face and knew it for Evelyn’s. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

H. G. Wells The writing ended halfway down the page. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The little lady with the wonderful eyes was already halfway up the flagged steps. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Virginia Woolf He was already halfway to the House of Commons, to his Armenians, his Albanians, having settled her on the sofa, looking at his roses. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Peter was so bowed that the back of his velveteen coat was halfway up his spine, and the bulging pockets at the corners were midway down his thighs. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

John Galsworthy Something Nicholas had said in connection with the watering of engines on his railway had started his inventivity, and he was already halfway towards an improvement. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells In my profession we say a sound diagnosis is halfway to a cure. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

I noticed him growing nervous and silent, shivering at the flick of the whip, and turning halfway round toward me. The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan [1900]

Mark Twain They said that half of it — from the front door halfway down to the altar — was a Jewish synagogue before the Saviour was born, and that no alteration had been made in it since that time. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

George Gissing He was a short, thick-set man with dark, wiry hair roughened into innumerable curls, and similar whiskers ending in a clean razor-line halfway down the cheek. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

D. H. Lawrence You’ve got to go all round the world, and then halfway round again, till you get back. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

I dropped the discharged weapon, and fired the first barrel of the other at the upper of the two men clinging halfway up the ship’s side. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

At the back of the hall, halfway up, a landing, or gallery, ran across its entire breadth. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Presently, however, when as it was presumed afterwards upon the matter being considered, he would have been about halfway across — the beacon light above the clubhouse suddenly went out. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Betimes in the morning, therefore, Kenyon went back to the Via Portoghese, before the slant rays of the sun had descended halfway down the gray front of Hilda’s tower. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Edith Wharton He started forward, and was halfway to the threshold when a private motor turned the corner, the twin glitter of its lamps carpeting the wet street with gold to Susy’s door. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

The sun was halfway down the sky already, and coming in sight in the opening of the bay we saw a prau manned by many paddlers. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Nathaniel Hawthorne On the window-sill there is a layer of snow reaching halfway up the lowest pane of glass. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Jules Verne The settlers rested a few minutes in the upper grotto, which made a sort of landing-place halfway up the long granite staircase. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Her figure swayed backward and forward, in so ominous a fashion that, halfway up the staircase, almost involuntarily Madge stretched out her arms to catch her if she fell. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

H. G. Wells The doctor went halfway to the door, returned and sat looking at him. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

I didn’t miss mine till we stopped for petrol about halfway home, and I turned around to get the bag Chris had flung there when she got in. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

H. G. Wells But two thousand years ago men and women were halfway back to crude Nature. Our motives took us unawares. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Marcel met them halfway down the green-and-gold room, with his face screwed to an expression of the most excruciating sorrow. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells And forthwith, with a sudden contraction of the heart, he saw the cave bear halfway down from the brow, and making a gingerly backward step with his flat hind-foot. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Edith Wharton About halfway of the descent Miss Spear turned into another trail, deeply shadowed, and they took out their provisions, and began to climb through the forest. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Edith Wharton There are pretty things here and there, of course; you like the FEEL of words, don’t you? But poetry, my son, is not a halfway thing. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

He had stopped halfway down the flight of steps to bow his acknowledgment of the cheering. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Jane and Ruby did pretty well — they’re halfway up — and so did Charlie. Josie just scraped through with three marks to spare, but you’ll see she’ll put on as many airs as if she’d led. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

D. H. Lawrence She found Clifford slowly mounting to the spring, which was halfway up the slope of the dark larch-wood. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells I did not go that way, because of the crowd halfway down it opposite to the still smoking ruins of the house I had fired. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Promise.” “Stay, little miss, you will be outside the house belike, roaming lord knows where; in the shrubberies, or the barns, or halfway to Oxford — while we are made fools of here. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

The halfway house looked cool and clean to him. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

But what could I have done, even if I had had the strength of a giant, and a most fearless resolution? I should have been shot dead before I had crawled halfway up the ledge. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The house was situated about halfway down a sort of big saucer in the moor and surrounded on all sides in the near distance by the huge grey tors. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

H. G. Wells I came upon the wrecked handling-machine halfway to St. John’s Wood station. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Henry James We had got halfway home before Searle spoke or moved. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

The petiole of the leaf and the lower parts of the tendril, halfway between the upper leaflet and the lowest branch, are not sensitive. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

But halfway up the stairs her conscience pricked her. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

They found him halfway up the flight, still dragging their reluctant chief. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Edith Wharton Breckenridge and the Prince had sprung on ahead, and Gillow, lumbering after them, was already halfway up the stairs. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Anna Katherine Green When halfway up, the farther mountains, which had hitherto been hidden by nearer hills, burst into view. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

That man?” He appeared to be halfway between supreme content and violent anger. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The floor of the gorge was in shadow, but about halfway up the precipice the sun was shining. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

H. G. Wells And after our lovers had come under Charing Cross Bridge the Houses of Parliament rose before them at the end of a great crescent of golden lamps, blue and faint, halfway between the earth and sky. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

H. G. Wells Moreover, one could come right down the quiet street where she lived, halfway to the steps of her house, with a delightful sense of enterprise. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The cave which took my fancy lay halfway up the precipitous side of a lofty cliff. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

H. G. Wells It was from Miss Heydinger. He hesitated with it halfway to his pocket, then decided to open it. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Thomas Hardy Before they were halfway to London the event he had just begun to realize was a patent fact. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

William Morris About halfway down, a huge building of the kind I was now prepared to expect told me that this also was a centre of some kind, and had its special public buildings. News from Nowhere by William Morris [1890]

Henry James An undefined shape hovered before him in the garden, halfway between the gate and the house; it remained outside of the broad shaft of lamplight projected from the window. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

F. Scott Fitzgerald After the ice cream at nine they sat together on the warm stone steps in a quiet confusion that was halfway between childish teasing and adolescent coquetry. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Arthur Conan Doyle I let them scramble down the sloping bank, splash through the mire, and climb halfway up to the gate before I challenged them. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Arnold Bennett This hair stopped suddenly rather less than halfway along the length of the dog’s body, the remainder of which was naked and as smooth as marble. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Matthew had driven halfway home before he was his own man again. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

John Galsworthy He fixed his eyes on Big Ben. The hands of the bright clock, halfway to the stars, crept with incredible slowness. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Desmond Court stood in a bleak, unadorned region, almost among the mountains, halfway between Kanturk and Maccoom, and the family had some claim to possession of the land for miles around. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green When halfway to his goal — for twenty steps are a journey to one who has to balance himself carefully with every one — he slipped or stumbled, and his cane flew out of his hand. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Henry James I went in at the gate and paused halfway along the path, scanning the place for some farther token of its occupant, before whom—I could hardly have said why—I hesitated abruptly to present myself. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

Sarah Orne Jewett At sundown I went back, feeling most businesslike, down toward the village again, and usually met the flavor, not of the herb garden, but of Mrs. Todd’s hot supper, halfway up the hill. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

H. G. Wells A heavy report recalled Bert’s eyes to the zenith, and behold, the great crescent had lost its dressing and burst into a disorderly long cloud of airships! One had dropped halfway down the sky. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

A short distance in front of them, halfway up the steep bank, was another car, and out of it Mrs. Sheldrake was scrambling. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Wilkie Collins Her hand moved halfway towards mine; then stopped, and trembled for a moment in the air; then fell to her side, with the fingers distorted and clenched together. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But halfway down Anne’s dejection vanished as if by enchantment. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H. G. Wells And halfway down the slope came a tumult in the air, clang-clank, clang-clank, and we stopped, and presently over the hill-crest those war things came flying one behind the other. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The path has been cut halfway round the fall to afford a complete view, but it ends abruptly, and the traveller has to return as he came. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle About halfway up the forearm was a curious brown design, a triangle inside a circle, standing out in vivid relief upon the lard-coloured skin. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle By daybreak we should be halfway through the mountains. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft Old Zebulon Whateley, of a branch that hovered about halfway between soundness and decadence, made darkly wild suggestions about rites that ought to be practiced on the hill-tops. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

H. G. Wells He reached his lodging at last to find Mrs. Munday halfway through dinner. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Sinclair Lewis She found no heroism but only barbaric bestiality in having to kill so that one might so far live as to be halfway honest and kind and secure. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells She had a peculiarly swift and easy stride that went with him in his thoughts along the turf by the wayside halfway and more to Chichester. He thought always of the two of them as being side by side. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

The sketch had that slight exaggeration of characteristics that is halfway to caricature, but it lived as no photographic representation could have done. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

We ascended by a gorge having eucalyptus and callitris pines halfway up. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Henry James You’ll go halfway to meet her and she’ll drag you about and pass you off. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]