a person of some note or importance.
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How to use somebody in a sentence
We could match the drivers with somebody in need in their area.Restaurants throw away a lot of food. These volunteers pick it up first and take it to people who are hungry. | Cathy Free | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The formula has never been patented, apparently from fear somebody would find out.
The feeling of losing something or somebody that you may never get back is grief.Politics and conspiracy theories are fracturing relationships. Here’s how to grieve those broken bonds. | Jeff Schrum | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
We’re trying to forecast and take perspective, and both of those things — thinking into the future and putting ourself in somebody else’s shoes — are extremely hard.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 11, 2021 | Freakonomics
He’s somebody that we can count on to help us with connections in other counties, with sheriff’s departments and police enforcement.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town | Andrew Zaleski | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
Like I would do something making fun of somebody who was already down.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire | William O’Connor | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
When you see somebody who looks like you doing something you never thought you could do, then that thing becomes possible.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement | Charlise Ferguson | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
How the hell does somebody show up at a David Duke organized event in 2002 and claim ignorance?No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference | Tim Mak | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When My Own Private Idaho came out, that was the first time somebody from our generation was contributing.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange | Marlow Stern | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
somebody had hung an American flag and people of the neighborhood had placed bouquets and candles.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops | Michael Daly | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And generally Mr. Crow forgot a grievance quickly, because he was sure to get angry with somebody else.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
This contrast implies a great wrong somewhere, and for which somebody must be responsible.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The narrow individualism of the nineteenth century refused to recognize the social duty of supporting somebody else's grandmother.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
How many never know how close they come to making their mistake, or being a statistic in somebody else's?Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
Do you suppose somebody's following him, that he thinks it necessary to ride clear around us?Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for somebody
some person; someone
a person of greater importance than others: he seems to be somebody in this town
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