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[suhm-hwen, -wen] /ˈsʌmˌʰwɛn, -ˌwɛn/
adverb, Archaic.
Origin of somewhen
1250-1300; Middle English sumwhanne; see some, when Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Where and when and how you will, but somewhen and somehow, God created the heavens and the earth!'

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Yet, somehow, somewhen, one would have to settle accounts with him!

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • We know by rumor that there has been heavy fighting somewhere and somewhen.

    The Note-Book of an Attache Eric Fisher Wood
  • Of course he thinks somewhere, somewhen, he will get credit.

    The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells
  • Apollonius was born75 at Tyana, a city in the south of Cappadocia, somewhen in the early years of the Christian era.

  • This play takes place somewhere and somewhen but begins in a blooming garden in spring.

  • And somewhen vaguely about that time they also got the horse—which to begin with they used only for draught purposes.

  • Yet there is always the possibility that somewhere, somehow, somewhen, it has already been put to use.

    A World Apart Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • There was a time when God did not exist; and then somehow, somewhen, he came into being.

    God and Mr. Wells William Archer
  • To one who inquired as to the derivation of the phrase a poet unknown to me thus replied, somewhen in the reign of William IV.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas

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