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somedeal

[suhm-deel]
adverb Archaic.
  1. somewhat.
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Origin of somedeal

before 900; Middle English somdel, Old English sume dǣle, dative of sum dǣl some portion. See some, deal1
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Historical Examples of somedeal

  • And when men have gathered it, then cometh the white that is somedeal less than the black.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

    John Mandeville

  • In Ethiopia all the rivers and all the waters be trouble, and they be somedeal salt for the great heat that is there.

  • Claverhouse laughed a little stern laugh like a man that is forced to laugh at himself, yet is somedeal proud of what he hears.


Word Origin and History for somedeal

adv.

"to some degree, somewhat," obsolete, but very common in Old English as sume dæle "some portion, somewhat," from some + deal (n.1).

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