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ˈsʌmˌhaʊsome·how

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. somehowadverb

    for some unspecified reason

    "It doesn't seem fair somehow"; "he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it";

Wiktionary

  1. somehowadverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somehowadverb

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2378

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2031

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Adverbs Frequency: #184

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somehow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somehow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of somehow in a Sentence

  1. Tim Hagle:

    At the very least I would say that his chances are minimal against Hillary Clinton unless she somehow becomes so weakened as a candidate that the Democratic base begins actively looking for an alternative, that would give him an opening, but it would also open the door for, in particular, (Democratic Sen. Elizabeth) Warren to run.

  2. Michelle Obama:

    All of that is gonna be a heavy burden to carry. It can feel isolating. It can make you feel like your life somehow doesn't matter ... And as we've seen over the past few years, those feelings are real. They're rooted in decades of structural challenges that have made too many folks feel frustrated and invisible, and those feelings are playing out in communities like Baltimore and Ferguson and so many others across this country.

  3. Mark Warner:

    It strains any credibility that somehow the leadership of the Saudi regime, which is so authoritarian, wouldn't have knowledge of these actions.

  4. John Kostyack:

    Facebook would like us to believe that its magical algorithms are somehow scrubbing its website of extremist content, yet those very same algorithms are auto-generating pages with titles like I Love Islamic State, which are ideal for terrorists to use for networking and recruiting.

  5. David Cassidy:

    Earning it on my own merit is how I live my life, so no, I was not about to go get photographed with Prince Harry. That was not something that was in my interest. I was basically like, ‘ Thank you, but no thank you with all due respect I ca n’t be photographed with you guys. ’ The next day, I saw them and they basically said to me and my girlfriends, ‘ You know what ? We actually have respect for you guys. That’s the coolest thing ever. Nobody has ever said no to us. It’s kind of really awesome. And I was like, ‘ Well, somehow now has ! ’.

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