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[suhm-pleys] /ˈsʌmˌpleɪs/
Origin of someplace
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at some, place
Usage note
See anyplace. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As the pavement rushed at him, he had time for a brief, fervent wish that he were someplace else.

    Insidekick Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Towns and cities flew by; I had to get someplace and quickly.

    Each Man Kills Victoria Glad
  • It was Ann's voice, calling, from someplace where there should be sunlight.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • He was someplace inside the clock, beyond the door, silent and remote.

    Beyond the Door Philip K. Dick
  • There's a key somewhere, boy, there's an out in there someplace, if we look hard enough.

    Conquest Over Time Michael Shaara
British Dictionary definitions for someplace


(US & Canadian, informal) in, at, or to some unspecified place or region
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for someplace

1853, from some + place (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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