sometime

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From Middle English somtyme, som time, some tyme, sume time, sumtym, sumtyme, 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 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.
  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
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, Act I, scene ii:
      Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen / Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state
    • 1832, Thomas Noon Talfourd, Ion: A Tragedy, in Five Acts:
      Ion our sometime darling, whom we prized / As a stray gift, by bounteous Heaven dismiss'd
  2. Occasional.

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