From Middle English *half-broken, from Old English healfbrocen (“half-broken”), equivalent to half- + broken. Compare Dutchhalf gebroken (“half-broken”).
Half-broken Sentence Examples
The elevator in her building was half-broken again.
The tender, half-broken tones in which these words were said, the inexpressible pathos of his voice and manner, were never forgotten by those who heard that Wednesday morning speech.
It was left to Krauss's Bosnians, after vain attempts to ford the river, to cross by the half-broken railway bridge at Cornino, on the evening of Nov.
The sun, just bursting forth from behind a cloud that had concealed it, was shining, with rays still half broken by the clouds, over the roofs of the street opposite, on the dew- besprinkled dust of the road, on the walls of the houses, on the windows, the fence, and on Pierre's horses standing before the hut.
A warm situation in the rock garden is best, in a mixture of half soil and half-broken rock.