adverb Archaic.

by some means; somehow.

Origin of somewise

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at some, wise2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for somewise

Historical Examples of somewise

  • To you, therefore, these occasional writings will be in somewise addressed.

    An Ocean Tramp

    William McFee

  • A door I made in somewise, and for a window I had a piece of transparent skin, having no glass.

    The Deemster

    Hall Caine

  • Dopsy felt her hopes in somewise revived by Mr. Tregonell's manner of looking at things.

    Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3

    Mary Elizabeth Braddon

  • Let us do what is needful, bow to the right, and in somewise forsake the wrong, and mend where we have broken.

  • "I shall come next week," says the professor, troubled in somewise by the meaning in her eyes.

    A Little Rebel

    Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

British Dictionary definitions for somewise



in some way or to some degree; somehow (archaic, except in the phrase in somewise)

Word Origin for somewise

C15: from some + -wise
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