(sm"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.
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By their action upon one another they may be swelled somehow, so as to shorten the length.
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The indefiniteness of somehow is emphasized by the addition of or other.
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Although youngest of the familly, he has somehow or other got the entire management of all the others.
Sir W. Scott.
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(?), } n. [F. soubresaut a jump, leap, OF. soubresault, It. soprassalto an overleap, fr. L. supra over + saltus a leap, fr. salire to leap; or the French may be from Sp. sobresalto a sudden asault, a surprise. See Supra, and Salient.] A leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; a turning end over end.
[Written also summersault, sommerset, summerset, etc.]
"The vaulter's sombersalts." Donne.
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Now I'll only
Make him break his neck in doing a sommerset.
Beau. & Fl.
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