something vs some thing

something some thing

Definitions

  • 1) An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pro sense).
  • 2) An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
  • 3) One who falls into a specified age range. Often used in combination.
  • 4) A remarkable or important thing or person.
  • 5) A person or thing importance.
  • 6) A part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little.
  • 7) Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing.
  • 8) A thing worthy of consideration; a person or thing of importance.
  • 9) Some thing; a certain thing indefinitely considered; a certain but as yet unknown, unspecified, or unexplained thing; an event, circumstance, action, or affair the nature or name of which has not as yet been determined, or is not now known, and cannot therefore be named or specified: as, something must have happened to detain him; I want to tell you something.
  • 10) An actual thing; an entity: as, something or nothing.
  • 11) A part or portion more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little.
  • 12) Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
  • 13) Of, relating to, or being a member of a specified age range. Often used in combination.
  • 14) degree, colloquial To a high degree.
  • 15) degree somewhat; to a degree
  • 16) Informal To an extreme degree.
  • 17) A little; somewhat.
  • 18) In some degree; somewhat; to some extent; at some distance.
  • 19) Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
  • 20) Atsomedistance.
  • 21) (something else) One that is very special or quite remarkable.
  • 22) colloquial A quality to a moderate degree.
  • 23) colloquial, of a person A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
  • 24) colloquial Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
  • 25) An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
  • 26) One having some or many of the same attributes, character, or essence as another.
  • 27) An unspecified or undetermined amount or extent.
  • 28) An undetermined or unspecified thing.

Examples

  • 1) something that felt good and unifying and celebratory for a few hours.
  • 2) The duo looked like something from a film.
  • 3) That happened and this is something completely different.
  • 4) Who is going to buy something when the person selling it thinks it is no good?
  • 5) There is something rotten and stinking in our universities.
  • 6) There was something rather awful about him.
  • 7) This was the doorway to something new.
  • 8) There was something not quite right there.
  • 9) Now that really is something worth discussing at dinner parties.
  • 10) Which says something about the speed with which the economic outlook changes.
  • 11) This sorry saga began back in the days when the badge on your car meant something.
  • 12) People will watch something that is good.
  • 13) Our services had been expecting something like this for a long time.
  • 14) How can we turn it into something different?
  • 15) There is something else going on too.
  • 16) Usually a person sees something and thinks to themselves in an unhelpful voice.
  • 17) Nor is it clear that there is something uniquely rotten about the investment banking culture.
  • 18) The feeling that something awful is about to happen hovers in the pall of smoke.
  • 19) Putting on something new makes me feel really happy and excited.
  • 20) She says she loves me but there is something not quite there.
  • 21) But what the film is really about is something more interesting.
  • 22) We are not well served by a respect for religious privacy that fosters something little short of concealment.
  • 23) Well, something seems to be working.
  • 24) Notwithstanding the slightly opaque composition of the NYT story, and the fact that McCain is now denying everything (something his people were not doing in the initial statement last night), I'd say the Times story has enough of a 'They've gotta have * something*' factor to keep it alive for a while, absent any further revelations.
  • 25) But on actualist representationism, no possible world contains a representation which says that something does not exist, for it is contradictory provided that ˜something™ means
  • 26) True, you shouldn't *have* to do webcomics just for the money, but if you want to make a living off something you love, you gotta' have *something* to compensate for it!
  • 27) Your savings account is probably earning something paltry like 1.something%.
  • 28) Unfortunately, the characters were a bit flatter than my ideal -- I kept waiting for Isabelle to do something dramatic -- but the plot was such that I read it all in one sitting, so that must mean *something*.
  • 29) The resulting picture is something that I wish I had an appropriate podcast to use this as a logo for, or *something* appropriate.
  • 30) Additionally, there is something to be said for plain outright common sense…..something many people in here lack.
  • 31) You are also correct in what you suspect– if an idea teaches me that if I pray there is something listening, then I expect *something* to happen even something subtile if I pray.
  • 32) Last night Tawnia called and asked me if I wanted to do something at the same time Stacy instant messaged me and asked if I wanted to do something…
  • 33) ‘Probably would be a good idea to stop for something to eat and drink after this, get some energy back.’
  • 34) ‘They had stopped at a service station, had something to eat and still caught up with us!’
  • 35) ‘It seemed so fitting for a gathering of people remembering something so terrible.’
  • 36) ‘She cringed for she feared that something far more terrible was going to happen.’
  • 37) ‘Even now, I'm always thankful that we have something to eat and a roof over our heads.’
  • 38) ‘We usually go to see a movie or, if it's a nice evening, we get something to eat or drink and sit by the river.’
  • 39) ‘I love what I do, so it would have to be something really amazing to persuade me to stop.’
  • 40) ‘Can you suggest something we can take over the next few weeks to stop this happening again?’
  • 41) ‘Just because something may be physically unattainable is no need to stop striving for it.’
  • 42) ‘In six days' time the conjecture stops and we'll have something very real to discuss.’
  • 43) ‘It filled him with a conviction that there is something terribly wrong with this world.’
  • 44) ‘The biker then stopped and made several hand gestures and shouted something at me.’
  • 45) ‘I think we were waiting for her to do something crazy, or to just stop doing anything at all.’
  • 46) ‘After he had eaten he paced around for a while, looking for something to do to keep him busy.’
  • 47) ‘It was something that we were all terribly proud to be able to be associated with.’
  • 48) ‘If you want us to stop thinking of you that way, you could try going and being successful at something.’
  • 49) ‘When you wait at the dentist's they at least provide you with something to read.’
  • 50) ‘Is this something you think has happened to you in your own work, regardless of whether it was a hit or not?’
  • 51) ‘By this point Paul had witnessed other comedy acts and felt it was something he was compelled to do.’
  • 52) ‘If something doesn't blend well enough with the real actors then it should be left out till it can.’
  • 53) ‘It is something like Bob said earlier on, it is something we do in our own time.’
  • 54) ‘One of the women hands me a sharp metal lance, something between a sword and a skewer.’
  • 55) ‘An impressive high score on an early machine was something like two thousand points.’
  • 56) ‘I haven't seen it there for something like twelve or thirteen years!’
  • 57) ‘I don't feel too awful today considering we didn't get to bed until something like 4 or 5am.’
  • 58) ‘He says he played in something like 20 matches last season but, crucially, he was involved in five of the last six.’
  • 59) ‘I was an apprentice in a factory at the time so if I remember my pay packet at that time was something like £6 a week.’
  • 60) ‘The overall winner will pick up something like £500,000, which is not bad for a tenner per entry.’
  • 61) ‘Bill went behind Japanese lines into Burma, and I think that out of something like a hundred men, only six came back.’
  • 62) ‘Id be happy if I could pull off something like that with the amount of money that had.’
  • 63) ‘The recording rates for their contribution would have been something like £66 a person.’
  • 64) ‘They're going to spend something like 80 million euros on not saying anything at all with their new slogan.’
  • 65) ‘It must hurt something terrible.’
  • 66) ‘Although we trained very well, I believe that we were something nervous because of the value of the telescope.’
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