[sʌm;s(ə)m] or [sʌm]
(adj.) remarkable; 'that was some party'; 'she is some skier' .
(adj.) relatively many but unspecified in number; 'they were here for some weeks'; 'we did not meet again for some years' .
(adj.) relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; 'we talked for some time'; 'he was still some distance away' .
(adj.) quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; 'have some milk'; 'some roses were still blooming'; 'having some friends over'; 'some apples'; 'some paper' .
(a.) 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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
(a.) 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.
(a.) Considerable in number or quality.
(a.) Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinct from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
(a.) A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
a. . More or less, a certain quantity of, a certain number of.. One (indefinitely), a, an, any.. About, near.. Several, a considerable number.. Some people, some persons.. A part, a portion.
adj. denoting an indefinite number or quantity: certain in distinction from others: moderate or in a certain degree: about.—adv. (prov.) somewhat in some degree.—n. Some′body some or any body or person: a person of importance.—advs. Some′deal Some′dele (Spens.) in some degree somewhat; Some′gate (Scot.) somewhere somehow; Some′how in some way or other.—adj. Some′-such somewhat of that kind.—n. Some′thing an indefinite thing or event: a portion an indefinite quantity.—adv. in some degree.—advs. Some′time at a time not fixed: once: at one time or other; Some′times at certain times: now and then: at one time: (B.) once formerly.—n. Some′what an unfixed quantity or degree.—adv. in some degree.—advs. Some′when some time or other; Some′where in some place: in one place or another; Some′while sometimes at times; Some′whither to some place.
- Mr. Godfrey had some brandy and soda-water, Mr. Franklin took nothing. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- It was generally believed that there would be a flurry; that some of the extreme Southern States would go so far as to pass ordinances of secession. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- We have been on the look-out for him, and there was some idea that he had got away to America. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- You will have my sketches, some time or other, to look ator my tour to reador my poem. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I say, said Legree, stamping and whistling to the dogs, wake up, some of you, and keep me company! 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Women are certainly quicker in some things than men. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Is there some one in La Granja capable of this? 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- She stood looking at him in gloomy, heavy silence, for some time. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- Some weeks of spare time were at my disposal, before I entered on my functions by establishing myself in the suburbs of London. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- It may be questioned whether some of the present pedagogical interest in the matter of values of studies is not either excessive or else too narrow. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- We can here consider only a few cases; of these, some of the most difficult to explain are presented by fish. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- Mr. Bell quite startled me when he said, some idea of the kind--' 'Mr. Bell! 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- There are some points which are as dark as ever. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- Mrs. Bulstrode did not wish to go nearer to the facts than in the phrase make some amends; knowing that her husband must understand her. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Except bills of exchange, and some other mercantile bills, all other deeds, bonds, and contracts, are subject to a stamp duty. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- My father brought me to the door, not a minute ago, but unfortunately he was not told that you were here, and he has gone away on some business. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- I soon fell into the company of some Dutch sailors belonging to the Amboyna, of Amsterdam, a stout ship of 450 tons. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- In some sense, men had always used an inductive method in dealing with their immediate practical concerns. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Tell my servant to bring me up some hot water at half-past eight in the morning, and that I shall not want him any more to-night. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- As I had had some previous experience with the statements of mining men, I concluded I would just send down a small plant and prospect the field before putting up a large one. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The ovens and some deep holes had been equipped as dressing stations. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- This growth and dying and reproduction of living things leads to some very wonderful consequences. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- You'll want some money. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- After waiting some time Mrs. Clements became alarmed, and ordered the cabman to drive back to her lodgings. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Shall I play some of those little melodies of Mozart's which you used to like so much? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Amy stood a minute, turning the leaves in her hand, reading on each some sweet rebuke for all heartburnings and uncharitableness of spirit. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- I wish to leave the poor girls some little independence, as well as a good name. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Indisputably, Mr. Home owned manly self-control, however he might secretly feel on some matters. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- She brought him some milk, and he drank of it gratefully and lay down again, to forget in pleasant dreams his lost battle and his humbled pride. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- The attack was made and many shots fell within the fort, creating some consternation, as we now know. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.