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(RQ:Shakespeare Twelfth Night)
1610, ''Tempest|The Tempest'', by (w), act 4 scene 1
- Do not smile at me that I boast her of,
- For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise,
- And make it halt behind her.
- How long halt ye between two opinions?
To stop marching.
- And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
To bring to a stop.
To cause to discontinue.
A minor railway station (usually unstaffed) in the United Kingdom.
1526, William Tyndale, trans. ''Bible'', Mark IX:
- It is better for the to goo halt into lyfe, then with ij. fete to be cast into hell (..)
- Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
1978, (w) & Christa Maerker, ''Die Schweizermacher'', (transcript):
- ''Chömmer halt e chli früner. Schadet a nüt.''
- : So we'll arrive a little earlier. Won't do any harm.
(verb form of)