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some +‎ where

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somewhere (not comparable)

  1. In an uncertain or unspecified location.
    I must have left my glasses somewhere.
    I've hidden candy somewhere in this room.
  2. To an uncertain or unspecified location.
    He plans to go somewhere warm for his vacation.
    I have to go somewhere at lunch. Can I meet you at 2?
  3. At some unspecified point.
    I don't remember the exact number, but it was somewhere between 200 and 300.

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somewhere (plural somewheres)

  1. Unspecified or unknown (unlocated) place or location.
    • 1986, Joel S. Goldsmith, A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life, page 100:
      We have come from somewhere and we are going somewhere, but because life is an unending circle, we are again going to come from a somewhere, and we are again going to go to a somewhere, and this will go on, and on, and on.
    • 2008, Bill Watkins, The Once and Future Celt, page 283:
      A courting owl hoots in the somewheres of the night and another answers its call further off.
    • 2012, Thomas M. Kitts, Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty, page 6:
      [] and it transports the person to a somewhere, a somewhere that the music dictates.
    • 2015 November 1, Clare Brennan, “The Oresteia review – strong performances at odds with the setting”, in The Observer[1]:
      This is essentialised place: a somewhere that is nowhere and yet everywhere.
  2. A person with strong cultural or social ties to a specific place.
    Antonyms: anywhere, cosmopolite

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