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So'mewhere. adv. [some and where.] In one place or other; not nowhere.

                  Hopeless and forelorn
They are return'd, and somewhere live obscurely.

Compressing two prisms hard together, that their sides, which by chance were a very little convex, might somewhere touch one another, I found the place in which they touched become absolutely transparent, as if they had there been one continued piece of glass. Newton's Opt.

Does something still, and somewhere yet remain,
Reward or punishment?

Of the dead we must speak gently; and therefore, as Mr. Dryden says somewhere, peace be to its manes. Pope

Sources: Denham, John (75) · Newton, Isaac (40) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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