Definition of 'somehow'
Example sentences containing 'somehow'
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Somehow we managed to get a taxi back to our hotel. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Yet somehow this only adds to the magic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He crossed mountains and rivers and somehow smelled his way home over thousands of miles. Christianity Today (2000)They think this is somehow a bad thing. The Sun (2014) Yet somehow she makes it all look magical. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But most people still somehow think we humans are the culmination of the evolutionary tree. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Yet she manages somehow to rise above it while at the same time retaining her sensitivity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And yet we have somehow contrived to concede two goals and thus dropped two points. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a common conceit that that a globalised agricultural industry somehow makes us more vulnerable to food shortages. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But this argument presumes that our predecessors were somehow different from us and that their festivals were more purely religious than ours. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)Somehow you know the characters know: this is their history. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Somehow he'll make it a hit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My hunch is that most middle-class people like me would somehow manage to stagger on. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Somehow, a way had to be cleared and fast. The Bullet Catchers (1989) Yet somehow it wasn't quite different enough. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But it's somehow comforting to think that she could. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It tasted different somehow, and better. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What he has is an instinct for horses, somehow knowing how to get the best out of them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It ended that way, somehow. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But somehow he manages it. The Sun (2009)If you have one ounce of decency in you, please take five minutes to read this in the hope it can somehow make you understand. The Sun (2014)It was somehow gratifying to know that this brilliantly original writer had chosen to live in South Africa. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
Trends of 'somehow'
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Translations for 'somehow'
British English: somehow /ˈsʌmˌhaʊ/ ADVERB
You use somehow when you cannot say how somebody did something, or how somebody will do something.
I somehow managed to finish the race.
- American English: somehow
- Arabic: بِطَرِيقَةٍ مَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: de certa forma
- Chinese: 不知何故
- Croatian: nekako
- Czech: nějak
- Danish: på en eller anden måde
- Dutch: op de een of andere manier
- European Spanish: de alguna forma
- Finnish: jotenkin
- French: d’une certaine manière
- German: irgendwie
- Greek: κάπως
- Italian: in qualche modo
- Japanese: 何とか
- Korean: 어떻게든
- Norwegian: på en eller annen måte
- Polish: jakoś
- European Portuguese: de certa forma
- Romanian: cumva
- Russian: как-то
- Spanish: de alguna forma
- Swedish: på något sätt
- Thai: อย่างไรก็ตาม
- Turkish: nasılsa
- Ukrainian: якось
- Vietnamese: bằng cách nào đó
Definition of somehow from the Collins English Dictionary
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