- at an indefinite future time.
Origin of someday
The adverb someday is written solid: Perhaps someday we will know the truth. The two-word form some day means “a specific but unnamed day”: We will reschedule the meeting for some day when everyone can attend.
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Examples from the Web for someday
But Winning Marriage will be essential for the historian who, someday, tries to tell the full story.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality
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For reasons Lehman may someday wish to enumerate, he and Hitchcock had a falling out.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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So while mourning the closing of De Robertis, consider that we might someday mourn the bankruptcy of whatever chain replaces it.De Robertis, a New York Great, Bids Farewell
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It is to be hoped that someday they will be satisfied by getting candy for being good.Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween
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Someday in the not too distant future, Romero will be beatified.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint
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Indeed, you shall tell me all about it someday; you know I'm discreet!
You ought to send her to the colonel's someday as a curiosity.
And someday, if I can, I shall repay all that you have spent on my account.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
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But he had resolved that someday he would go out among the stars.The Odyssey of Sam Meecham
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Since it might someday be of such vital importance, he would make four copies of it.Space Prison
- at some unspecified time in the (distant) future
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Word Origin and History for someday
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