some·​how | \ ˈsəm-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce somehow (audio) \

Definition of somehow

: in one way or another not known or designated : by some means we'll manage somehow

Examples of somehow in a Sentence

She somehow managed to find her earring in the sand. It will all work out somehow.
Recent Examples on the Web Meade says that some companies assume their ability to trust their employees is somehow dependent on their ability to see them. Mark C. Perna, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 And that is this: that, somehow, the 2020 election was fraudulent and Trump actually won. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 13 Sep. 2021 That probably means patients who still got tested within that window were somehow at higher risk. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 11 Sep. 2021 To be abundantly clear, this does not mean that WhatsApp’s encryption is somehow faulty, or that anyone is spying on your messages. Brian Barrett, Wired, 10 Sep. 2021 And somehow, these enchanting inside voices are capable of generating big excitement outdoors. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 There will be challenges, somehow, and the groups will compete for online engagement, and maybe eventually end up at the G20 Summit. Justin Curto, Vulture, 9 Sep. 2021 This means not just accepting women’s departures from the business as somehow being inevitable. Denise Hamilton, NBC News, 9 Sep. 2021 Back then, Cary’s hanging out with them as an attempt to boost his own profile led to degradation for all involved: These social-media models were shallow and vapid, but Cary, using them while holding them in contempt, was somehow worse. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of somehow

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of somehow was in 1664

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17 Sep 2021

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“Somehow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of somehow

: in a way that is not known or certain


some·​how | \ ˈsəm-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce somehow (audio) \

Kids Definition of somehow

: in a way that is not known or certain She somehow managed to get home.


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