Her sharp eyes flicked from my face to my half-empty plate.
Fergus pushed back the half-empty plate of oatcakes from which he had been refreshing himself, and rose.
Raistlin was watching with disgust when suddenly the mage's attention focused on Caramon's half-empty plate.
He shoved the half-empty plate away and jumped up from the table.
'I found you at first light this morning,' he said, getting up to take her half-empty plate.
To her the half-empty plate looked like someone in the kitchen had decided to put her on a diet.
He laid his heavy fork upon the half-empty plate.
They fell asleep as they were, half-empty plates balanced on their chests.
He looked hopefully towards her but her eyes remained staring at the half-empty plate.
Your half-empty plate is not a good look.