quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
"have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming"; "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper"
relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
"we talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away"
relatively many but unspecified in number
"they were here for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years"
"that was some party"; "she is some skier"
approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so(adverb)
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
"lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"
A certain number, at least one.
Some enjoy spicy food, others prefer it milder.
An indefinite quantity.
Would you like some grapes?
An indefinite amount, a part.
Would you like some water?
A certain, an unspecified or unknown.
A considerable quantity or number of.
He had edited the paper for some years.
He is some acrobat!
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When the dancing stops, the problems remain. Each day we dance — or work, or study, or shop — as if this country does not have systemic injustice, as if some groups are not hurt in the everyday flow of society. Every now and again, a racial incident or an expression of art makes us pause and reflect, but we soon return to dancing, return to the avoidance that we crave.
Some of them worked for the U.S. and they are not being allowed to come here, those who have made, have gotten here have family members who were killed by terrorists back home.
We are going to commit ourselves to registering and engaging 1 million voters between now and 2020s presidential election, we can deny Donald Trump a second term. This is not the sexy work, Ive got to admit. Im sure its probably more fun for some of those out there running for president. This is the hard work of democracy.
So we are retaliating, the Mujahedin of this world ... just aiming to hit some soldiers just to show that you're not even safe in your own land, and you gotta be careful.
There needs to be an understanding that a baby being born with microcephaly is an event that is going to increase the chance the father's not going to stick around and he's going to need some extra hand holding.
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- тро́хі, некато́ры, не́калькіBelarusian
- peth, rhai, rhywWelsh
- irgendein, etwas, einige, manche, etliche, ein paar, welche, ungefähr, etwa, umGerman
- λίγο, μερικοί, περίπουGreek
- unos, alguno, algo, algunas, unas, algunosSpanish
- joskus, melkoinen, muutamia, joitakin, jotkut, eräs, vähän, muutamat, aikamoinen, jonkin verran, joku, jotakin, jotakuinkinFinnish
- certains, des, quelques, du, quelque, certain, la, de la, quelconque, environFrench
- daoine, roinnt, ábharIrish
- air choireiginScottish Gaelic
- कुछ, थोड़ा, कोई, के लगभगHindi
- որոշ, մի քիչ, մի, ոմանք, ինչ-որ, մի քանի, մի քանիսը, մոտArmenian
- alcun, qualqueInterlingua
- sum, sumar, sumirIcelandic
- ある, いくつか, いくつかのJapanese
- អ្នកខ្លះ, ន្តិចបន្តួច, បន្តិចបន្តួចKhmer
- ētahi, heMāori
- wat, sommige, sommigenDutch
- sommeNorwegian Nynorsk
- noen, enkelte, visseNorwegian
- łaʼNavajo, Navaho
- kilka, niektórzy, trochę, niektóre, jakiśPolish
- algum, um pouco, que, um, alguns, mais ou menos, unsPortuguese
- не́который, немно́го, како́й-то, не́сколькоRussian
- neki, neke, nekaSerbo-Croatian
- en del, lite, några, somliga, någon, något, vissaSwedish
- кі́лька, тро́хи, де́якийUkrainian
- کوئی, کچھUrdu
- một sốVietnamese
- ene fameuse, kékès, sacwantès, on fameus, ene, puzieurs, sacwants, on, on pô do, puzieurès, do, on pô del, ene miete di, del, desWalloon
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