pronoun

  • 1An unspecified number or amount of people or things.

    ‘here are some of our suggestions’
    ‘if you want whiskey I'll give you some’
    • ‘Many of these people are pensioners and young families, some on low incomes and often without a car.’
    • ‘Moreover, there has never been anything on the web that some people have liked and some haven't.’
    • ‘There was a time when some of the shopkeepers made a living, and some bought the premises they traded in.’
    • ‘Some of what we call horns and antlers are made of keratin, and some are made of calcium.’
    • ‘This will a great free day out watching some of the finest trials riders doing something different.’
    • ‘Some of the things which are done by a man like us are intellectual, and some are sensible and bodily.’
    • ‘Some of these changes have had a positive effect on rural Carlow while some have not.’
    • ‘Indeed, some have turned out to be British citizens who were living here perfectly legally.’
    • ‘While some have migrated, there are scores who have decided to stay put and fight on.’
    • ‘There were some that were signed by both of us, and there were others that were unsigned, and he now has them all.’
    • ‘It seems to consist of three flavours and, after every bite, the boy then smears some on his chest.’
    • ‘Some of the songs are about me, some are not but I don't want people to know which ones!’
    • ‘Some parts were scary, and some were confusing at first but it all makes sense in the end.’
    • ‘Instead it is a rejection of the view of some on the left that socialism consists of a defeat of liberal democracy.’
    • ‘He might be able to take some of them to a different level of performance.’
    • ‘Some of the groups are very radical indeed - and some want to provoke the countries into war.’
    • ‘Some of the coins were made into boxes with one or two coins, and some were put in to plaques.’
    • ‘A large number of protesters were drinking beer and wine, and some were obviously drunk.’
    • ‘I think some have not been as strong in denouncing these acts as they should have been.’
    • ‘Some of the tales are clearly Buddhist in origin, some are taken from earlier folklore.’
  • 2At least a small amount or number of people or things.

    ‘surely some have noticed’
    • ‘It was an issue of substance at a time when military action to some at least had become inevitable.’
    • ‘I was not in the best position to cast to the fish but at least some were in front of me.’
    • ‘Let us hope when it is illuminated that at least some of the philistines might see what the fuss is about.’
    • ‘It's true, some were old and out of date - but at least they were there to be borrowed.’
    • ‘I've been more or less absent from these pages for a couple of months now, as some have noticed.’
    • ‘The rot at the top overshadows what some see as a bright spot in the banking sector.’
    • ‘And yet it seems that at least some on the list had not consented to things being handed over.’
    • ‘Was noticing how excited some on the right seem to be about the riots in Paris suburbs.’
    • ‘For some at least, greater opportunity and reward may seem to be offered by a criminal career.’
    • ‘However, we also know that some are in or near centres of population.’
    • ‘In fact every tree and shrub in the garden is in bud at least, and some are coming into leaf.’
    • ‘It appeared that at least some had been rendered unconscious by the gas before being shot.’
    • ‘Respect is a big word amongst the young, but at least some of them show remarkably little of it for anyone else.’
    • ‘The pupils said at least half the school had left but some had drifted back.’
    • ‘Those who took part in the silence kept quiet for at least one hour - and some for as long as three hours.’
    • ‘The young leaves of my magnolia look tattered and some have pale spots on the surface.’
    • ‘At least some in the industry still recognise its importance as the railway capital of the North.’
    • ‘I went over to the fountain in the center of the chamber and splashed some on my face and neck.’
    • ‘In the morning when it has dropped its flowers, some feel the tree appears to look sad.’
    position, place, niche, slot, space
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