Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Somewhere; in someway; somehow.

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Examples

  • ` ` The night's very dark, '' said Hobbie, rising and looking through the casement of the cottage; ` ` and, to speak truth, and shame the deil, though Elshie's a real honest fallow, yet somegate

    The Black Dwarf

  • "The night's very dark," said Hobbie, rising and looking through the casement of the cottage; "and, to speak truth, and shame the deil, though Elshie's a real honest fallow, yet somegate I would rather take daylight wi 'me when I gang to visit him."

    The Black Dwarf

  • "To a very decent merchant, a cousin o 'my ain, a Mrs. Glass, sir, that sells snuff and tobacco, at the sign o' the Thistle, somegate in the town."

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • Mrs. Glass, sir, that sells snuff and tobacco, at the sign o’ the Thistle, somegate in the town.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Indeed, he had previously stipulated with his mother that he was to manage matters his own way; for though he readily allowed his general inferiority of understanding, and filially submitted to the guidance of his mother on most ordinary occasions, yet he said, "For getting a service, or getting forward in the warld, he could somegate gar the wee pickle sense he had gang muckle farther than hers, though she could crack like ony minister o 'them a'."

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • “It’s a mere impossibility this night,” said the woman, “the troopers keep sae strict a guard; and they say there’s strange news come frae the east, that makes them rage in their cruelty mair fierce than ever — Ye maun take shelter somegate for the night before ye get to the muirs, and keep yoursell in hiding till the grey o’ the morning, and then you may find your way through the

    Old Mortality

  • “The night’s very dark,” said Hobbie, rising and looking through the casement of the cottage; “and, to speak truth, and shame the deil, though Elshie’s a real honest fallow, yet somegate I would rather take daylight wi’ me when I gang to visit him.”

    The Black Dwarf

  • 'isseif loose, somegate and marches oot into yard, o'erturns milkpail, and prods owd pigs i' ribs.

    Bob, Son of Battle

  • "It's a mere impossibility this night," said the woman, "the troopers keep sae strict a guard; and they say there's strange news come frae the east, that makes them rage in their cruelty mair fierce than ever -- Ye maun take shelter somegate for the night before ye get to the muirs, and keep yoursell in hiding till the grey o 'the morning, and then you may find your way through the Drake Moss.

    Old Mortality, Volume 1.

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