Some

Some

(sm), a. [OE. som, sum, AS. sum; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. sum, OD. som, D. sommig, Icel. sumr, Dan. somme (pl.), Sw. somlige (pl.), Goth. sums, and E. same. 191. See Same, a., and cf. -some.] 1. Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or number which is not stated; -- used to express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine; some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I have some.
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Some theoretical writers allege that there was a time when there was no such thing as society.
Blackstone.
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2. A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man. "Some brighter clime." Mrs. Barbauld.
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Some man praiseth his neighbor by a wicked intent.
Chaucer.
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Most gentlemen of property, at some period or other of their lives, are ambitious of representing their county in Parliament.
Blackstone.
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3. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
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4. About; near; more or less; -- used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or three persons; some hour hence. Shak.
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The number slain on the rebel's part were some two thousand.
Bacon.
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5. Considerable in number or quantity. "Bore us some leagues to sea." Shak.
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On its outer point, some miles away.
The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry.
Longfellow.
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6. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinction from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
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Some [seeds] fell among thorns; . . . but other fell into good ground.
Matt. xiii. 7, 8.
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7. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
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Your edicts some reclaim from sins,
But most your life and blest example wins.
Dryden.
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All and some, one and all. See under All, adv. [Obs.]
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The illiterate in the United States and Scotland often use some as an adverb, instead of somewhat, or an equivalent expression; as, I am some tired; he is some better; it rains some, etc.
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Some . . . some, one part . . . another part; these . . . those; -- used distributively.
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Some to the shores do fly,
Some to the woods, or whither fear advised.
Daniel.
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Formerly used also of single persons or things: this one . . . that one; one . . . another.
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Some in his bed, some in the deep sea.
Chaucer.
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