Definitions for somehow
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somehow, someway, someways, in some way, in some manneradverb
in some unspecified way or manner; or by some unspecified means
"they managed somehow"; "he expected somehow to discover a woman who would love him"; "he tried to make is someway acceptable"
for some unspecified reason
"It doesn't seem fair somehow"; "he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it";
In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One way or other; I know not how.
Etymology: some and how.
The vesicular cells may be for receiving the arterial and nervous juices, that, by their action upon one another, they may be swelled somehow, so as to shorten the length of every fibril. George Cheyne.
Somehow is an adverb that is used to indicate an uncertain method or manner in which something occurs or is accomplished. It implies that the means or reasons behind it may not be clear or easily explainable.
in one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow
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Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2378
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2031
Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Adverbs Frequency: #184
The numerical value of somehow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of somehow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
If Paul Gosar was telling the truth, Paul Gosar would have apologized by now, and it's been well over a week, paul Gosar not only has not apologized, Paul Gosar not only has not made any sort of contact or outreach, neither Paul Gosar nor the Republican leader of the party. But Paul Gosar's also doubled down by saying that I am somehow, I'm somehow a representative of undocumented people and that somehow is deserving a characteristic of violence.
Everyone too much formal like that, then somehow they brought some fruit, somehow dumped over, and then everyone acted like a human being.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
A best seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well.
Somehow he had that magic. If you put it on paper you would be appalled, but somehow he had this guileless little thing that he would do – those sparkly eyes. He’d look at you, really playful, like a puppy, all of a sudden. And then he’d grab your t--s and then run away. And somehow he could get away with it. It was the '70s, after all.
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- de algún modo, de alguna maneraSpanish
- jotenkin, jotenkutenFinnish
- d'une façon ou d'une autreFrench
- valahogyan, valahogyHungarian
- 何とか, なぜかJapanese
- op een of andere manier, eenderhoeDutch
- [[de]] [[algum]] [[jeito]], [[por]] [[algum]] [[meio]], [[de]] [[alguma]] [[forma]]/[[maneira]]Portuguese
- как-нибудь, почему-то, как-тоRussian
- nekako, некакоSerbo-Croatian
- på ett eller annat sätt, på något sättSwedish
- ఎలాగోలా, ఏదోరకంగాTelugu
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