From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsomehowsome‧how /ˈsʌmhaʊ/ ●●●S2W2 adverb 🔊 🔊 1WAY/METHODin some way, or by some means, although you do not know how 🔊 Don’t worry, we’ll get the money back somehow. 🔊 Somehow, I managed to lose my keys. 🔊 Maybe we could glue it together somehow or other.2REASONfor some reason that is not clear to you or that you do not understand 🔊 Somehow, I just don’t think it’ll work.
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somehow• There's a busstrike, but I'm sure Ian will get here somehow.• And nobody would pay anything to anyone unless they could get it back somehow.• There was somehow a smell of sulphur in the air now and Rohmer's eyes seemed to be glittering in triumph.• And, oddly enough, this growing uneasiness somehowaffected my work for the better.• Eels come into it somehow, but not in a way that can be described in a family newspaper.• The newspaper had somehow got hold of some secret government papers.• It was all right, somehow, his being dead.• Somehow I had a feeling you were going to say that.• I'll find out her addresssomehow or other.• Something strange had happened; the caddie bus had somehow taken on a life of its own.• Somehow they managed to climb in through the bathroomwindow.• Fon somehow understood that the ancientrhythms of the words soothed Katherine as much as the messagebehind them.somehow or other• I also guiltily recollectedLady Carey's insidiousremarks: somehow or other Benjamin was always close to the murdered person.• We thought there was some sort of divineprovidence which would somehow or other get us away.• And somehow or other I had to tell some one about Cleve Atchinson.• It's an absurd little thing really and yet somehow or other it's important.• In front of me, several of the chained-together kneelers and sitters had somehow or otherrecognized me.• We had been used to seeing bigger names travel here but somehow or other they never showed top form.• To our amazement, somehow or other, this demonstration had remained a secret.• I knew he was connectedsomehow or other with the CIA.• And if they don't, somehow or other you have to develop that confidence for yourself.