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1sometime

adverb some·time \ˈsəm-ˌtīm\

: at an unspecified time in the future

: at an unspecified or unknown time in the past

Full Definition of SOMETIME

1
archaic :  in the past :  formerly
2
archaic :  once in a while :  occasionally
3
:  at some time in the future <I'll do it sometime>
4
:  at some not specified or definitely known point of time <sometime last night>

Examples of SOMETIME

  1. We should get together sometime.
  2. It's likely to happen sometime soon.
  3. She will return from her trip sometime in December.
  4. A burglar broke in sometime during the night.
  5. The book was written sometime around the turn of the century.

First Known Use of SOMETIME

14th century

2sometime

adjective

—used to say what someone or something was in the past

—used to say what someone sometimes does or is

Full Definition of SOMETIME

1
:  having been formerly :  former, late
2
:  being so occasionally or in only some respects <a sometime father>

Examples of SOMETIME

  1. <a sometime athlete who's gotten awfully fat>

First Known Use of SOMETIME

14th century

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