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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Half-faced Showing only part of the face; wretched looking; meager.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • half-faced Thin-faced; hence, meager; thin; imperfect.
    • half-faced Showing half the face; also, stamped with a profile, as a coin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Half-faced (Shak.) showing only part of the face: wretched-looking
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  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.”
  • Robert Burns
    “Their sighing, canting, grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. healf (Ger. halb, Dan. halv); original meaning 'side.'


In literature:

Pathetic, too, with her thin, iron-grey hair, and that apron concealing the left half of her face.
"Murder at Bridge" by Anne Austin
Then he gave a little half-cry, half-gasp; and from the look on his face the woman saw that he realized what was missing.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
Half stunned, she twisted round, still lying but fronting it now with her arm protecting her face.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
When, a few minutes later, he came out upon the terrace with a half-amused, half-apologetic look on his face, she felt safer.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
I saw her face as she looked out, half-fearful, yet surely also half-expectant.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
The face quivered ever so slightly, and the blue eyes half opened.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
Oh, I couldn't tell you half the misery that stared me in the face, as I passed through those streets.
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
A tattoo dot on a fair face is likened by a Hindu poet to a bee sitting on a half-opened mango.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Instead he half tumbled back, so that he faced them from a sitting position.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
About half-way there I met Gentles, the fat-faced grinder, and he shut his eyes at me and slouched up in his affectionate way.
"Patience Wins" by George Manville Fenn
A cold look had come into her face again, and she turned half away from him and looked down at the crowd on the wharf.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
Its hands pointed to half-past four, and with an oath he sent two bullets crashing into its face.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
As she ponders on it a curious light breaks upon her face, a smile half triumph, half despair.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
The half of our men were extremely feeble, and bore upon their faces the stamp of approaching dissolution.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
He spent half a year in copying a face by Paul Veronese, and the other half in sketching an old convent yard.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Against the dull beams from the aperture above, her hair darkly framed her face, pale, dim with half-lights, illusory.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
A half smile crossed his face, but its melancholy haunted the little girl long afterward.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The doctor glanced up at the tall, spare, black figure and dark, sensitive face with a half-sneering, half-pitying smile.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
She was riding with bowed head and face half turned from him and the wind alike.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Right (or left) Half Face is executed similarly, facing forty-five degrees.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts

In poetry:

And she whose gentle silver grace,
So wise of speech and kind of face,
Whose every wise and witty word
Fell shy, half blushing to be heard.
"Paris Day" by Richard Le Gallienne
The thin, clear gaze, the same
Still darts out faun-like from the half-ruin'd face,
Questing and passive. . . .
;Ah, poor Jenny's case' . . .
"Yeux Glauques" by Ezra Pound
Majestic and forlorn,
Wreck of a dying race,
The Red Man, half in scorn,
Shall raise his haughty face,
Inscrutable as the sky,
To watch our ghosts go by.
"The Ghost Of The New World" by Alfred Noyes
Half hidden by a mass of tangled weed
A sunken milestone stands a-near the place,
So mossed and weather-stained one scarce can read
The legend on its face.
"Four Miles From Any Town" by David Gow
They sit within a woodland place,
Trellised with rustling light and shade;
So like a spirit is her face
That he is half afraid
To speak—lest she should fade.
"Lovers" by Richard Le Gallienne
You'd only half recognize this gentleman
Whose face has become so very different.
But to me you'd burn in that former pureness
Kept young by death, a light out of boyhood.
"Dead Friend Of My Youth" by Franz Werfel

In news:

After watching the Mets lose four straight games to begin the second half, manager Terry Collins called a meeting as the team prepared to face the Nationals.
Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) wipes his face during the second half of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Miami.
There were half-nibbled iced cupcakes in their hands and rapturous expressions on their faces.
And, sure enough, this very unusual cat's face has a brown half and a black half.
The Wheatfield Half Marathon and 8k is one of those events that, despite little publicity beyond positive word-of-mouth, seems to have been around for years and attracts a small but loyal following of familiar faces.
Signifying that we still have some challenges to overcome, more than half of our Elite Women said they had faced some type of discrimination on the job because they were female.
Liufau (33-of-45, 376 yards, three touchdowns) nearly matched Brown in terms of production, but just faced too big a deficit in the second half.
Griner was ejected from the game in the second half for punching Barncastle in the face.
Facing only one deficit on the night, Northwest built an 18-point halftime lead and kept it at nine or above throughout the second half.
Germany's trade surplus narrowed in October to its lowest level in over half a year as exports posted meager growth in the face of weakening demand from the country's recession-hit European partners.
A Shiloh man faces up to a year and a half in jail after he pleaded no contest on Wednesday to charges stemming from a triple fatal accident in Hubbard.
The teenage actor who stars in "Two and a Half Men" and called the CBS comedy " filth " may have some time before he faces the show's producers.
A convicted bank robber is facing new charges after admitting that he held up a Brentwood bank on his way to a half-way house in Kansas City.
Sam Bradford faced a third-and-10 situation late in the first half Sunday.
Mansfield had its 1,000 yard rusher sidelined, lost their starting center and tackle during the game, and faced a second half deficit to a strong Franklin Panther team.

In science:

Indeed by a classical encoding, the set Mγ is in bijection with the set of rooted one-face maps with vertices colored in [ℓ] in such a way that for all i ∈ [ℓ], there are exactly γi half-edges incident to vertices of color i.
Separation probabilities for products of permutations
Here, the boundary is composed of the origin and two half coordinate axes, which are called boundary faces.
Tail asymptotics of the stationary distribution of a two dimensional reflecting random walk with unbounded upward jumps
A supporting hyperplane is characterised by the property that P lies within one of its two associated half-spaces. A proper face of P is defined by its intersection with any supporting hyperplane, and forms a convex polytope of lower dimension.
Spaces of polytopes and cobordism of quasitoric manifolds
If ρ′ is half-filled immediately before ρ, then there is a codimension one face within Fj that contains τ and belongs to Fi ∩ Fj .
Lexicographic shellability for balanced complexes
This face is obtained by half-filling ρ′ and ρ in a single step.
Lexicographic shellability for balanced complexes
We compare the spatial distribution of MIPS sources to those in 2MASS from C07a by calculating the number density of sources in 5’-wide half-annuli facing away from the midpoint of the two clusters.
The Rise and Fall of Debris Disks: MIPS Observations of h and chi Persei and the Evolution of Mid-IR Emission from Planet Formation
By a homeomorphism we can present the truncated octahedron as the upper half space (thought of as lying behind the paper) plus infinity with the colored faces on its boundary.
The volume conjecture for augmented knotted trivalent graphs
In this figure the interior of the octahedron is located directly above the blue dome-like faces in the upper half space.
The volume conjecture for augmented knotted trivalent graphs
We can place the second octahedron in the lower half space with the blue faces pushed downwards so that it looks like the reflection of the upper octahedron in the horizontal plane.
The volume conjecture for augmented knotted trivalent graphs
The face bounds the polyhedron on one side, so there exists an  > 0 such that there are no points within  of p in one of the open half-spaces H defined by R.
Geometric reconstruction from point-normal data
Definition A.5. A polygonal half-cylinder consists of a 3D region obtained by infinitely extending in the edges of a polygon in one of the directions perpendicular to the face of the polygon.
Geometric reconstruction from point-normal data
This involves constructing explicit complete acyclic Morse matchings on the face lattice of the half cube; this procedure may be of independent interest for other highly symmetric polytopes.
Morse matchings on polytopes
The k-faces of the half cube were classified in .
Morse matchings on polytopes
If the shaded portion is a loaded fan, then faces b,c, and d will be examples of loaded wedges, while faces a and e will be examples of half-loaded wedges.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
Our goal, then, is to show that all loaded faces can be grouped into loaded fans, and the first step in proving that is to prove that all loaded faces are loaded and half-loaded wedges.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications