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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erstwhile(a), former(a), old, onetime(a), one-time(a), quondam(a), sometime(a)adverb

    belonging to some prior time

    "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"

  2. sometimeadverb

    at some indefinite or unstated time

    "let's get together sometime"; "everything has to end sometime"; "It was to be printed sometime later"


  1. sometimeadverb

    At an unstated or indefinite time in the future

    I'll see you at the pub sometime this evening

  2. sometimeadverb


  3. sometimeadjective

    Former, erstwhile; at some previous time.

  4. sometimeadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sometimeadverb

    Once; formerly.

    Etymology: some and time.

    What art thou that usurp’st this time of night,
    Together with that fair and warlike form,
    In which the majesty of buried Denmark
    Did sometime march? William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Good sometime queen, prepare thee hence for France. Sh.


  1. sometime

    At an unspecified or unknown point in time; at a certain point or moment in the future or the past.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sometimeadverb

    at a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly

  2. Sometimeadverb

    at a time undefined; once in a while; now and then; sometimes

  3. Sometimeadverb

    at one time or other hereafter; as, I will do it sometime

  4. Sometimeadjective

    having been formerly; former; late; whilom

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sometime' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4709

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sometime in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sometime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sometime in a Sentence

  1. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot:

    It's obviously progress, but we are not near the peak so I don't want to raise false expectations that it's coming sometime soon based on the modeling that we have seen.

  2. Rachel Maddow:

    There may eventually be another hiatus again sometime in my future, but for now we are just taking it one step at a time.

  3. Wayne Kaufman:

    The Fed is setting us up for the rate hike, which is inevitable and will come sometime between now and December, stocks don't seem to be having much reaction.

  4. Megan Ranney:

    Most of us in the public health community are expecting that The FDA vaccine advisers'll see approvals of vaccines for this younger age groups sometime in early November.

  5. Lori Tremmel Freeman:

    When you think about that this virus has the potential to double every two days, then in a couple of weeks we're going to be facing a lot of cases of Omicron, that modeling implies that sometime in January, we will be at a different stage of recognizing Omicron, maybe as even a predominant virus. However, we still are learning about the severity, transmissibility.

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    regarding something abstract as a material thing
    A instigation
    B hypostatization
    C collation
    D allogamy

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