somehow

adverb

some·​how ˈsəm-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce somehow (audio)
: in one way or another not known or designated : by some means
we'll manage somehow

Example Sentences

She somehow managed to find her earring in the sand. It will all work out somehow.
Recent Examples on the Web The Vikings have somehow managed to win five games decided by a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, but that luck may be wearing off. David Hill, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2022 Yet somehow, amid all the turmoil, the Colts managed to play good enough last weekend to snap a three-game losing streak. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 20 Nov. 2022 Four years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo somehow managed to overshadow the semifinals of the World Cup by announcing his exit from Real Madrid hours before the kickoff of France vs. Belgium. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 The powerful Democrat somehow managed to end up as both the biggest victim and the biggest villain of the redistricting snafu. Alex Thomas, The New Republic, 9 Nov. 2022 Having just received a break with their off week, the Chargers somehow still managed to become less healthy. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2022 For the 17 whose flesh was torn by powerful bullets fired from an AR-15-style rifle but somehow managed to survive, the gunman was sentenced to life in prison under the state’s 10-20-life statute. Shira Moolten, Sun Sentinel, 2 Nov. 2022 In a similar vein, despite being a household name for almost 20 years, Radcliffe has somehow managed to remain almost entirely out the public eye. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2022 Harris still somehow managed to get inside, but Sack did not say how. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of somehow was in 1664

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“Somehow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somehow. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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somehow

adverb

some·​how -ˌhau̇ How to pronounce somehow (audio)
: in one way or another
we'll manage somehow
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