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Used to convey that one doesn't know the reason for a particular state of affairs, often with the implication that one finds it strange or surprising.‘for some reason he likes you’
- ‘He fumbled for the bedside clock to see what time it was: but for some reason couldn't find it.’
- ‘She had two attempts on the left side, which for some reason never gets the same effect.’
- ‘I was looked on favourably by both for some reason and I knew people on both sides.’
- ‘Ok, so, none of my damn business, but I have always been curious about this for some reason.’
- ‘It's a much easier joke to hear from a female friend than a male friend, for some reason.’
- ‘He didn't trust banks for some reason and kept all his money and gold in a stupid safe in the attic.’
- ‘The first of these has, for some reason, gained ready acceptance among his followers.’
- ‘As the tide was rising, for some reason, a strong current was pulling us into the darkness.’
- ‘I was not recognized for some reason or the other so that there was no way of stopping the bill.’
- ‘Have the world's press somehow colluded to gang up against him, for some reason?’
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