Word of the Day: somehow


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Word of the Day
 
October 20, 2015
 
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Somehow means “in a way not yet known.”
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Example sentences
 
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Somehow we'll go to New York this summer.
 
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Although things seem difficult now, somehow we’ll be all right.
 
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I know it's raining and there are a lot of rocks, but somehow we’ll hike the entire trail.
 
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Multi-word forms
 
"Somehow or other" is a way to say somehow when you really want to emphasize that you don't know how something will happen. For example: "I haven't started writing my English paper and it is due tomorrow at 9am, but somehow or other I will find a way to finish it."
 
 
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Somehow is normally used in conversation or other informal contexts and can help speakers emphasize that they don't know the way something happened. For example: "Even though Mary never answered any questions correctly in class, somehow she got a perfect score on the final exam. Maybe she cheated!"
 
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Origin
 
Somehow comes from some + how, 165565.
 
 
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