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someplace

[suhm-pleys] /ˈsʌmˌpleɪs/
adverb
1.
Origin of someplace
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at some, place
Usage note
See anyplace.
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Examples from the Web for someplace
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  • Towns and cities flew by; I had to get someplace and quickly.

    Each Man Kills Victoria Glad
  • He was someplace inside the clock, beyond the door, silent and remote.

    Beyond the Door Philip K. Dick
  • "The car should be around here, someplace," Mara said, slowing down.

    The Crystal Crypt Philip Kindred Dick
  • Somebody said as though he didn't mean it: "We ought to take her someplace."

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • If there isn't, we put 'em in an ambulance and take them someplace else.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
British Dictionary definitions for someplace

someplace

/ˈsʌmˌpleɪs/
adverb
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) in, at, or to some unspecified place or region
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Word Origin and History for someplace
adv.

1853, from some + place (n.).

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