sometime

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English somtyme, som time, some tyme, sume time, equivalent to some +‎ time.

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  • (US) enPR: sŭmʹtīm', IPA(key): /ˈsʌmˌtaɪm/
  • Hyphenation: some‧time

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sometime ‎(not comparable)

  1. At an unstated or indefinite time in the future.
    I'll see you at the pub sometime this evening.
    This will certainly happen sometime in the future.
  2. (obsolete) Sometimes.
  3. (obsolete) At a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Did they not sometime cry "All hail" to me?

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sometime ‎(not comparable)

  1. Former, erstwhile; at some previous time.
    my sometime friend and mentor
    Our sometime sister, now our queen. — Shakespeare.
    Ion, our sometime darling, whom we prized. — Talfourd.
  2. Occasional.

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