sometime

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See also: some time

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

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

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sometime (not comparable)

  1. At an indefinite but stated time in the past or future.
    I'll see you at the pub sometime this evening.
    This will certainly happen sometime in the future.
    It happened sometime yesterday.
  2. (obsolete) Sometimes.
  3. (obsolete) At an unstated past or future time; once; formerly.

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sometime (not comparable)

  1. Former, erstwhile; at some previous time.
    my sometime friend and mentor
  2. Occasional.
    an author and sometime lecturer

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