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To a moderate extent or by a moderate amount.‘matters have improved somewhat since then’[as submodifier] ‘a somewhat thicker book’
slightly, relatively, comparatively, moderately, fairly, marginally, a shade, rather, quite, within limitsa little, a bit, a little bit, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to a certain degree, to some extent, to some degree, in some measure, rather, quite, within limitsView synonyms
- ‘The odds are, shall we say, somewhat large, and the car was still there by the end of the evening.’
- ‘The rest of the team, somewhat insincerely, told me to wrap myself up warm and get lots of sleep.’
- ‘She went on to paint a somewhat lurid picture of her father's itinerant lifestyle.’
- ‘Matters were getting somewhat out of hand with those native to the city finding it hard to get a house.’
- ‘Besides, a later age is accustomed to having actors vary their birth name somewhat.’
- ‘Jenia's look of bitterness slowly melts away to be replaced by a somewhat puzzled look.’
- ‘You're away from the stage by some margin and in this case the music seemed somewhat far off.’
- ‘The etiquette of whether one should assist or not assist blind people is somewhat unclear.’
- ‘It occurs that a somewhat casual connection with reality informs much of this book.’
- ‘A somewhat younger Robert can be seen in the arms of his mother on the far right.’
- ‘The claim to universalism is undone somewhat when at least half the world seems to be against you.’
- ‘Are we saying that every woman has to look like a model or her worth is somewhat less?’
- ‘The handbrake looks very out of place and somewhat flimsy compared to the rest of the interior.’
- ‘I was somewhat angry for what she said to me and my mother has always been able to do that.’
- ‘His was a somewhat turbulent childhood in which he knew both moderate wealth and poverty.’
- ‘I lost a loved one in a fire and can relate somewhat, but in her case it was an accident.’
- ‘He looks a bit like a courier, somewhat out of place in the opulent surroundings.’
- ‘It always brings a lump to my throat but some see it as somewhat imperialistic.’
- ‘Following the link took me to a page somewhat like this, which was all rather scary to say the least.’
- ‘Also this post would be rather dull, and somewhat limited if I did not quote the email.’
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