(n.) Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing.
(n.) A part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little.
(n.) A person or thing importance.
(adv.) In some degree; somewhat; to some extent; at some distance.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . A thing (indefinitely).. A part, a portion, a little.. Somebody, a person of consequence.
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- I have something beyond this, but I will call it a defect, not an endowment, if it leads me to misery, while ye are happy. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- They possess significance only as movements toward something away from what is now going on. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- You'll hit something next time, if you look sharp. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I wish, Mr. Yeobright, you could give me something to keep that once belonged to her--if you don't mind. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- There is something terribly appalling in our situation, yet my courage and hopes do not desert me. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein_Or_The Modern Prometheus.
- I hadn't any particular work to give him, but I had a number of small induction coils, and to give him something to do I told him to fix them up and sell them among his sailor friends. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- He had always meant to do something, and Amy's advice was quite unnecessary. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- There was something most startlingly familiar about him, exclaimed Mr. Philander, And yet, bless me, I know I never saw him before. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- I beg you will not do anything of the kind, Tertius, said Rosamond, looking at him with something more marked than usual in her speech. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- He was something agreeable to sit near, to hover round, to address and look at. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- He dreaded to hear that something had been said to Mary--he felt as if he were listening to a threat rather than a warning. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- She was little changed; something sterner, something more robust--but she was my godmother: still the distinct vision of Mrs. Bretton. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- Astronomers and geologists and those who study physics have been able to tell us something of the origin and history of the earth. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- He has been something of a voice crying in the wilderness, but a voice that did not understand its own message. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- She had discovered something, something more than wonderful, more wonderful than life itself. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- May be--may be--I do not know--I think he die of somethings. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
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