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[suhm-deel] /ˈsʌmˌdil/
adverb, Archaic.
Origin of somedeal
before 900; Middle English somdel, Old English sume dǣle, dative of sum dǣl some portion. See some, deal1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And when men have gathered it, then cometh the white that is somedeal less than the black.

  • In Ethiopia all the rivers and all the waters be trouble, and they be somedeal salt for the great heat that is there.

  • Claverhouse laughed a little stern laugh like a man that is forced to laugh at himself, yet is somedeal proud of what he hears.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
Word Origin and History for somedeal

"to some degree, somewhat," obsolete, but very common in Old English as sume dæle "some portion, somewhat," from some + deal (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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