Some

Definition of Some

Pronunciation: sŭm
a.1.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.
Some theoretical writers allege that there was a time when there was no such thing as society.
- Blackstone.
2.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.
Some man praiseth his neighbor by a wicked intent.
- Chaucer.
Most gentlemen of property, at some period or other of their lives, are ambitious of representing their county in Parliament.
- Blackstone.
3.Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
4.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.
The number slain on the rebel's part were some two thousand.
- Bacon.
5.Considerable in number or quantity.
On its outer point, some miles away.
The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry.
- Longfellow.
6.Certain; those of one part or portion; - in distinction from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
Some [seeds] fell among thorns; . . . but other fell into good ground.
- Matt. xiii. 7, 8.
7.A part; a portion; - used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
Your edicts some reclaim from sins,
But most your life and blest example wins.
- Dryden.
All and some
one and all. See under All, adv.
Some . . . some
one part . . . another part; these . . . those; - used distributively.
Some to the shores do fly,
Some to the woods, or whither fear advised.
- Daniel.
Some in his bed, some in the deep sea.
- Chaucer.

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