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half-hearted

Done without much thought or effort. The teacher knew you made a half-hearted attempt to write your paper, that's why she gave you a D.
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Mingled with the "Good-nights," were half-hearted protests from Mrs.
Several days more passed before Johnson crawled on deck and went about his work in a half-hearted way.
He led a cortege of dismal thoughts along dark streets, through lighted streets, in and out of two flash bars, as if in a half-hearted attempt to make a night of it, and finally back again to his menaced home, where he sat down fatigued behind the counter, and they crowded urgently round him, like a pack of hungry black hounds.
No sooner had his half-hearted apology been spoken than his spin doctors and spokesmen went into damage control, saying that Blair in fact had made similar, qualified apologies before.
There is just a feeling that we are half-hearted about being British, we are half-hearted about the Monarchy, we are halfhearted about the way we see our country in the world" - Labour MP Kate Hoey.
There is just a feeling that we are half-hearted about being British, we are half-hearted about the monarchy, we are half-hearted about the way we see our country in the world" Labour MP Kate Hoey "Being powerful is so much more interesting than being beautiful" Actress Dame Helen Mirren
Even half-hearted and half-done operations would provide the enemy an opportunity to change both its strategy and tactics.
TOM WOOD has told his England team-mates that another half-hearted performance will cost them their year-long unbeaten home record.
While Conservative group leader David Walker said: "This half-hearted response further demonstrates the Labour cabinet's inability to fully grasp the problems the city faces and provide the necessary leadership to urgently tackle them.
In a half-hearted attempt to talk up his Spanish striker, Mourinho said: "When we see Torres with his back to goal surrounded by two or three opponents, we know he is not going to produce a piece of magic.
Jennifer Lopez has a smaller role as a half-hearted love interest.
You certainly wouldn't do it if you were half-hearted in your support.
A boozy late-night encounter with Iris's lesbian sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), leads to a half-hearted offer of sex.
I am, however, slightly curious as to whether Mr Swales is the same Redcar MP who voted to cut the successful Educational Maintenance Allowance and replace it with this half-hearted attempt to support learners in the first place?
Meanwhile, some half-hearted attempts to make us sympathise with Frost are undermined by the inconvenient fact that he's motivated merely by money.