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half-naked

Partially undressed. The phrase is sometimes used hyperbolically by someone who considers another's attire not conservative enough. Thinking only my mom was outside, I came out of the dressing room half-naked and, to my horror, saw some older girls from school. You can't wear shorts like that to church, you look half-naked! Go change right now!
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The baby, half naked, lay asleep upon her own great mahogany bed, that was like a sumptuous throne, with its satin-lined half-canopy.
One night, among others, they heated so cruelly his virgin and priestly blood, that he bit his pillow, leaped from his bed, flung on a surplice over his shirt, and left his cell, lamp in hand, half naked, wild, his eyes aflame.
It had been brought to Teresa Panza, Sancho's wife, as well, and she with her hair all loose and half naked, dragging Sanchica her daughter by the hand, ran out to meet her husband; but seeing him coming in by no means as good case as she thought a governor ought to be, she said to him, "How is it you come this way, husband?
He had not entered far into the wood before he beheld a most shocking sight indeed, a woman stript half naked, under the hands of a ruffian, who had put his garter round her neck, and was endeavouring to draw her up to a tree.
The men in the boats, half naked, huge-muscled and fair-haired, wore winged helmets.
Screams from the woman attracted members of the public who caught up with the suspect who was half naked and started beating him up.
Summary: Defendant also fined Dh10,000 for damaging police car and walking half naked in public
London, May 23 ( ANI ): David Beckham is very uncomfortable about posing half naked because of his mother, it has been revealed.
Jennifer Lawrence who plays the shape-changing mutant in "X-Men-Days of Future Past" is half naked in most of the scenes of the film.
He was also the man who described Gandhi - who he had no time for - as "a half naked Kaffir".
They also showed a woman in a headscarf being stripped half naked by soldiers who stamped on her chest.
My flatmate wlks around half naked in frnt of my boyf, who also livs wth us.
It was weird seeing myself half naked - even if I'm too old for Page 3.
The 46-year-old thought nothing of ordering himself some donuts half naked but a member of staa reported him for indecent exposure.
Not long ago, I went into my local supermarket and saw, along with other magazines, an issue of a "ladsmag" with two half naked glamour models hugging each other on the cover.