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Webster 1913 Edition


Somewhere

Some′whereˊ

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adv.
In some place unknown or not specified; in one place or another.
Somewhere nigh at hand.”
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Somewhere

SOMEWHERE

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adv.
[some and where.] In some place, unknown or not specified; in one place or another. He lives somewhere in obscurity. Dryden somewhere says peace to the manes of the dead.

Definition 2023


somewhere

somewhere

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somewhere (not comparable)

  1. In an uncertain or unspecified location.
    I must have left my glasses somewhere.
    I've hidden some candies somewhere.
  2. To an uncertain or unspecified location.
    He plans to go somewhere warm for his vacation.
    I have to go somewhere at lunch. Can I meet you at 2?

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Noun

somewhere (plural somewheres)

  1. Unspecified or unknown (unlocated) place or location.
    • 1986, Joel S. Goldsmith, A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life, page 100:
      We have come from somewhere and we are going somewhere, but because life is an unending circle, we are again going to come from a somewhere, and we are again going to go to a somewhere, and this will go on, and on, and on.
    • 2008, Bill Watkins, The Once and Future Celt, page 283:
      A courting owl hoots in the somewheres of the night and another answers its call further off.
    • 2012, Thomas M. Kitts, Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty, page 6:
      [] and it transports the person to a somewhere, a somewhere that the music dictates.
    • 2015 November 1, Clare Brennan, “The Oresteia review – strong performances at odds with the setting”, in The Observer:
      This is essentialised place: a somewhere that is nowhere and yet everywhere.

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