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I can be in.
I can be on.
I can be out of, and about.
I can be half. And half again.
Or double in a rush.

I can stand still, and I can fly.
I can be bought. I can be shared.

What am I?

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My answer is

Time

I can be in.

Being in time - as in musically in time with a beat

I can be on.

Be on time - referring to being punctuality

I can be out of,

Out of time - no time left

and about.

About time - better late than never

I can be half.

Half-time - as in the break in football

And half again.

Possibly three-quarter time in music. (or quarters in telling the time)

Or double in a rush.

Double time - referring to doing things quickly

I can stand still,

Time can stand still when everything seems to stop.

and I can fly.

Time files when you're having fun.

I can be bought.

Buying time - referring to creating a diversion

I can be shared.

Timeshare

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done. That's what I had in mind. $\endgroup$ – Floris May 24 '16 at 12:47
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You are

Time

I can be in.

"in time"

I can be on.

Right on time!

I can be out of, and about.

You're out of time. It's about time.

I can be half. And half again.

Half-time! Quarter time!

Or double in a rush.

Double-time (, private!)

I can stand still, and I can fly.

Time is standing still. Time flies when you're having fun.

I can be bought. I can be shared.

This oughta buy me some time. Maybe I'll buy a timeshare.

What am I?

You're time!

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  • $\begingroup$ Not sure about "private". I think you were thinking about two-timing. $\endgroup$ – Floris May 24 '16 at 12:48
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    $\begingroup$ @Floris No, I was imploring a young soldier to move a little faster. $\endgroup$ – question_asker May 24 '16 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @question_asker So basically the command "Double Time, MARCH" $\endgroup$ – SMS von der Tann May 24 '16 at 21:43
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My answer is a

Bed

I can be in, I can be on

Both refer to lying on top of a bed

I can be out of

You get out of bed

and about

About can mean near. Example usage: "The bird was fluttering about his bed"

I can be half

A twin bed is half the size of a normal bed

And half again

There used to be a such thing as a 3/4 size bed

Or double in a rush

People sometimes call a full-size bed a double

I can stand still

Beds normally do

and I can fly

First-class cabins often have beds in them

I can be bought, I can be shared

Beds can be bought, and you can share a bed

What am I?

Yes, I know it's time, but I'll say a bed just because.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nicely done. But not what I had in mind. $\endgroup$ – Floris May 24 '16 at 22:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Floris Thanks! When I first looked at the puzzle, this answer crossed my mind briefly for some reason, but I decided to take the idea and run with it. $\endgroup$ – Daniel M. May 24 '16 at 22:40
  • $\begingroup$ Good answer, and I could be wrong but full and double are different sizes in the U.S.! $\endgroup$ – Insane May 25 '16 at 10:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Insane According to Wikipedia, they are the same. $\endgroup$ – Daniel M. May 25 '16 at 10:09
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielM. So weird! Growing up I was under the impression they were different. That is why I said I could be wrong :-) $\endgroup$ – Insane May 25 '16 at 10:10

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