• WordNet 3.6
    • n half-relief a sculptural relief between low relief and high relief
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n half-relief In sculpture, relief midway between high relief and low relief; mezzo-rilievo; demi-relief.
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In literature:

But perhaps if she could have a half hour of relief from the pitiful counterfeit of strength she might develop a fresh power of resistance.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Knowing, or rather half-divining the risk, she had allowed herself to accept the chance of relief when it came.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
This job's going to be done with half-hour reliefs.
"Derrick Sterling" by Kirk Monroe
Give upon the tongue, or in drink, half-drachm doses of nitrate of potassa, every three or four hours, until relief is obtained.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
These medallions are mounted by flattening the subject considerably so it is in little more than half relief.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
Where the figures are modelled in relief in a sunk hollow, from an inch to one and a half inch deep.
"Line and Form (1900)" by Walter Crane
When he became tired of his constrained position he got off and walked a quarter or half a mile, and experienced the needed relief.
"Ben's Nugget" by Horatio, Jr. Alger
Dolly rose from her seat with a sigh which was half relief.
"Vagabondia" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
To be sure, the old man was ruined, had fallen on evil days, subsisted now with the help of half a crown a week parish relief.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He glanced half-enquiringly at the other young man, to see relief expressed quite frankly on his face.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith

In poetry:

At last we knew. And when we learned
How he had fallen, Margaret
Wept; and, albeit my eyes were wet,
Within my soul I half discerned
A joy that mingled with regret,
A grief that to relief was turned.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Almost half the patients treated with acupuncture needles felt relief that lasted months.
The team was trailing going into the second half, and although Missouri outlasted Central Florida, fans expressed their agitation as well as their relief during and after the game.
Measure R - the half-cent sales tax increase approved in 2008 - was sold to frustrated motorists in Los Angeles County as relief for highway bottlenecks and progress for regional transit.
About half of the $355 million raised for relief in Haiti is estimated to have come in online.
PHILADELPHIA – Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 people across half the country.
We always heave a deep sigh when the Legislature wraps up a session — half in relief, half in disappointment.
Spotty, but healthy rains have brought drought relief to the southern half.
Nearly half of depressed patients who added sessions of so-called cognitive behavioral therapy saw substantial relief, British researchers say.
After digging out of an 11-point hole in the last 10 minutes of the first half, Missouri Southern's women's basketball team gave a collective sigh of relief.
I was expecting to feel a major sense of relief that half of the mess was heading off to do their art projects elsewhere.
Considering the tight races in Ohio, it's been a relief for many to see the first half of Election Day go smoothly at local polling stations.
Like the half-carved relief of a fallen donkey, above a church door in Finland.
Turns out that a weed dealer in Brooklyn has donated half of this proceeds to help with the relief effort after Hurricane Sandy.

In science:

This can be understood very well with purely geometrical arguments because the lattice mismatch is 4.2 % and every domain boundary implies that there is half of an Ag atom less so that the domain network provides an efficient mechanism to relief epitaxial strain.
Density Functional Theory of Epitaxial Growth of Metals