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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.
Meanwhile, according to fresh reports, the Zambia Police Service says it will summon female musician Kay Figo to question her over her trending half naked picture on social media.
This is followed by minors violating curfew hours with 7,450 recorded cases; then by men arrested for being half naked in public at 7,176 cases.
In Pasay City, a total of 541 persons were accosted, 135 for drinking liquor in public places; 70 for roaming around half naked, 44 for other particular ordinances, 9 for smoking ban and 283 minors rescued for violation of curfew.
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.
I walked in and found my wife half naked. I assaulted her with a small plastic stick."
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.