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somewhere

[suhm-hwair, -wair] /ˈsʌmˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
adverb
1.
in or at some place not specified, determined, or known:
They live somewhere in Michigan.
2.
to some place not specified or known:
They went out somewhere.
3.
at or to some point in amount, degree, etc. (usually followed by about, near, etc.):
He is somewhere about 60 years old.
4.
at some point of time (usually followed by about, between, in, etc.):
somewhere about 1930; somewhere between 1930 and 1940; somewhere in the 1930s.
noun
5.
an unspecified or uncertain place.
Origin of somewhere
1150-1200
Middle English word dating back to 1150-1200; See origin at some, where
Usage note
See anyplace.
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Examples from the Web for somewhere
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  • It was for ever fighting someone, somewhere, for causes which did not interest the subjects at all.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • somewhere there is a ship that needs it, or if not, the light does its duty.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • somewhere between 1267 and 1280 the Castle had been destroyed and rebuilt.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • The boy was philandering, junketing, somewhere on the Riviera.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • somewhere in him were the seeds of self-sacrifice, the seeds of a generous devotion to others.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
British Dictionary definitions for somewhere

somewhere

/ˈsʌmˌwɛə/
adverb
1.
in, to, or at some unknown or unspecified place or point: somewhere in England, somewhere between 3 and 4 o'clock
2.
(informal) get somewhere, to make progress
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Word Origin and History for somewhere
adv.

c.1200, from some + where.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with somewhere

somewhere

In addition to the idiom beginning with
somewhere
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