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somewhatmore about somewhat


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.  --Dryden. 
  2.  A  person  or  thing  of  importance;  a  somebody. 
  Here  come  those  that  worship  me  They  think  that  I 
  am  somewhat.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Somewhat  \Some"what`\,  adv 
  In  some  degree  or  measure;  a  little. 
  His  giantship  is  gone,  somewhat  crestfallen.  --Milton. 
  Somewhat  back  from  the  village  street.  --Longfellow. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {slightly}] 
  2:  to  a  moderately  sufficient  extent  or  degree;  "the  shoes  are 
  priced  reasonably";  "he  is  fairly  clever  with  computers"; 
  "they  lived  comfortably  within  reason"  [syn:  {reasonably}, 
  {moderately},  {within  reason},  {fairly},  {middling},  {passably}] 
  [ant:  {unreasonably},  {unreasonably}] 

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