somewhither

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From some +‎ whither

Adverb[edit]

somewhither (not comparable)

  1. To some indeterminate place; to some place or other; to somewhere
    • 1897, William Morris, “Chapter IV. Of the Slaying of Friend and Foe”, in The Water of the Wondrous Isles, Fantasy, Project Gutenberg, published 2005, page 157:
      So came they, three hours after noon, to where was a clearing in the woodland, and a long narrow plain some furlong over lay before them, [], and the wood rose on the other side high and thick, so that the said plain looked even as a wide green highway leading from somewhence to somewhither.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, Ch.II:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
    • 1922, Katherine (Fullerton) Gerould, Lost Valley, a Novel, Harper, Pennsylvania State University, published 2010, page 437:
      The stirring of the wind was pleasantly ominous to Reilly: it was quickening, encouraging, hostile to inertia; it came somewhence and was going somewhither.