One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A considerable amount of.‘she hasn't been seen for quite some time’
- ‘Stored this way, fish from the tropics will last quite some considerable time in cold storage, at least five days.’
- ‘It caused quite some considerable difficulty during the previous separation.’
- ‘I have listened to you and you have gone to quite some considerable length to make the same point twice.’
- ‘I'm anxious to be finished here, as my heart has not been in this job for quite some time now.’
- ‘Indeed much of the public reading of the party and its intentions has been seriously off beam for quite some time now.’
- ‘I, like most other members of this House, reject their politics and have done so for quite some time.’
- ‘For quite some time this nursery has not produced any Horticulture saplings for issue to the farmers.’
- ‘She just turned six a couple of weeks ago and most of the children in her grade have been six for quite some time.’
- ‘Therefore, homes in the West have been fully wired up quite some time back.’
2informal Used to indicate that the specified person or thing is perceived as particularly notable, remarkable, or impressive.
- ‘Given the group's notoriously bitter and protracted split a decade ago, this was quite some achievement.’
- ‘When you think back through the past 20 years, that is quite some statement.’
- ‘The station is quite some distance away, but the screeching sound of the engine reaches this far.’
- ‘Adding the chapter would have been quite some way of getting back at the bad guys.’
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