in some way not specified, apparent, or known.
somehow or other, in an undetermined way; by any means possible: She was determined to finish college somehow or other.

1655–65; some + how1 Unabridged
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somehow (ˈsʌmˌhaʊ)
1.  in some unspecified way
2.  Also: somehow or other by any means that are necessary

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see under or other.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
The actual tomatoes somehow still look absolutely marvelous.
But if you've ever taken a winery tour, you know that afterward the wine
  somehow tastes better.
But taking these pictures feels somehow wrong, reminiscent of trophy photos.
We were up in a big car looking down on him, but somehow he was in charge.
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