1. [syn: somehow, someway, someways, in some way, in some manner]
2. for some unspecified reason;
- Example: "It doesn't seem fair somehow"
- Example: "he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it";
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Somehow \Some"how`\ (s[u^]m"hou`), adv.
In one way or another; in some way not yet known or
designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done
somehow; he lives somehow.
By their action upon one another they may be swelled
somehow, so as to shorten the length. --Cheyne.
Note: The indefiniteness of somehow is emphasized by the
addition of or other.
Although youngest of the familly, he has somehow
or other got the entire management of all the
others. --Sir W.
[1913 Webster] Somersault
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in some unspecified way or manner; or by some unspecified
means; "they managed somehow"; "he expected somehow to
discover a woman who would love him"; "he tried to make
is someway acceptable" [syn: somehow, someway,
someways, in some way, in some manner]
2: for some unspecified reason; "It doesn't seem fair somehow";
"he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it";
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "somehow":
accidentally, after a fashion, anyhow, anyway, anywise,
as it chanced, by a fluke, by accident, by chance, by good fortune,
by hazard, by some means, casually, for some reason, fortuitously,
in, in some way, incidentally, no matter how, perchance,
somehow or other, someway, unpredictably