somewhat

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[Some·what`]

In some degree or measure; a little.

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More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.

Adverb
to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"; "they lived comfortably within reason"

Adverb
to a small degree or extent; "his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory"; "the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other"


n.
More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.

n.
A person or thing of importance; a somebody.

adv.
In some degree or measure; a little.


Somewhat

Some"what` , n. 1. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.
These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste.
Somewhat of his good sense will suffer, in this transfusion, and much of the beauty of his thoughts will be lost.
2. A person or thing of importance; a somebody.
Here come those that worship me. They think that I am somewhat.

Somewhat

Some"what`, adv. In some degree or measure; a little.
His giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen.
Somewhat back from the village street.

More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.

In some degree or measure; a little.

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Usage Examples

Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.

I think fear is what keeps us from going over the edge. I mean, as a race car driver, I don't think what makes a good race car driver is a fearless person. I think it's somebody that is comfortable being behind the wheel of something that's somewhat out of control.

I came from somewhat of a musical family. I had an uncle on Broadway. My dad kind of knows how to play instruments. Although, I always find it annoying when he does play an instrument.

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

Anything you're trying to will is focused on the future it's always associated with some sort of anxiety that makes the present moment somewhat uncomfortable.

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what's happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don't seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.

A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.

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Other Usage Examples

I don't think it should be a surprise when we're talking about energy and trying to have more home-grown energy, be less reliant on foreign oil when you look at our health care that we're trying to get more affordable health care, that these are going to create major debates in this country and be somewhat polarizing.

'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' took a year to record that's why the playing on it might sound somewhat labored. 'Balance,' on the other hand, was written and recorded in only four months, so the whole process was quicker and more immediate.

I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.

I found marriage somewhat stifling. I don't know that I am the kind of man who ought to be married.

I prefer to imagine that my wife, a few friends, and occasionally my mom are the only ones who read what I do, though I realize that this is somewhat unrealistic.

I wake up every morning in a cold sweat, regardless of how well things went the day before. And put that I said that in a somewhat but not completely tongue-in-cheek way.

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque, just because they are men and in this respect artists might well be regarded as man multiplied by two. So it is, was, and shall be.

I don't particularly enjoy watching films in 3D because I think that a well-shot and well-projected film has a very three-dimensional quality to it, so I'm somewhat sceptical of the technology.

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