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 for some
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -some \-some\ (-s[=o]m).
     A combining form or suffix from Gr. sw^ma (gen. sw`matos) the
     body; as in merosome, a body segment; cephalosome, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -some \-some\ (-s[u^]m). [AS. -sum; akin to G. & OHG. -sam,
     Icel. samr, Goth. lustusams longed for. See Same, a., and
     cf. Some, a.]
     An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or
     same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or
     quality denoted in the first part of the compound; as in
     mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of
     gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Some \Some\ (s[u^]m), a. [OE. som, sum, AS. sum; akin to OS.,
     OFries., & OHG. sum, OD. som, D. sommig, Icel. sumr, Dan.
     somme (pl.), Sw. somlige (pl.), Goth. sums, and E. same.
     [root]191. See Same, a., and cf. -some.]
     1. Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed
        of a quantity or number which is not stated; -- used to
        express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine;
        some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I
        have some.
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              Some theoretical writers allege that there was a
              time when there was no such thing as society.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     2. A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event,
        etc., as not known individually, or designated more
        specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man. "Some
        brighter clime." --Mrs. Barbauld.
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              Some man praiseth his neighbor by a wicked intent.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Most gentlemen of property, at some period or other
              of their lives, are ambitious of representing their
              county in Parliament.                 --Blackstone.
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     3. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some
        extent just.
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     4. About; near; more or less; -- used commonly with numerals,
        but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or
        distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or
        three persons; some hour hence. --Shak.
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              The number slain on the rebel's part were some two
              thousand.                             --Bacon.
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     5. Considerable in number or quantity. "Bore us some leagues
        to sea." --Shak.
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              On its outer point, some miles away.
              The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     6. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinction
        from other or others; as, some men believe one thing,
        and others another.
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              Some [seeds] fell among thorns; . . . but other fell
              into good ground.                     --Matt. xiii.
                                                    7, 8.
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     7. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed
        sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
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              Your edicts some reclaim from sins,
              But most your life and blest example wins. --Dryden.
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     All and some, one and all. See under All, adv. [Obs.]
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     Note: The illiterate in the United States and Scotland often
           use some as an adverb, instead of somewhat, or an
           equivalent expression; as, I am some tired; he is some
           better; it rains some, etc.
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     Some . . . some, one part . . . another part; these . . .
        those; -- used distributively.
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              Some to the shores do fly,
              Some to the woods, or whither fear advised.
                                                    --Daniel.
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     Note: Formerly used also of single persons or things: this
           one . . . that one; one . . . another.
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                 Some in his bed, some in the deep sea. --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  some
      adv 1: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct;
             "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute";
             "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can
             stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people
             came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly
             $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so
             people were at the party" [syn: approximately, about,
             close to, just about, some, roughly, more or
             less, around, or so]
      adj 1: quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count
             nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity;
             "have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming";
             "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper"
             [ant: all(a), no(a)]
      2: relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; "we
         talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away"
      3: relatively many but unspecified in number; "they were here
         for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years"
      4: remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "some":
     Daedalian, a, about, adept, adroit, all but, almost, an, any,
     anything, approximately, apt, artistic, as good as, aught,
     authoritative, bravura, brilliant, certain, circa, clean, clever,
     composite, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal,
     deft, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, divers, excellent, expert,
     fairly, fancy, good, goodish, graceful, handy, ingenious,
     just about, kind of, magisterial, masterful, masterly, measured,
     moderately, more, more or less, more than one, most, nearly, neat,
     no mean, not singular, numerous, one, plural, pluralistic,
     plurative, plus ou moins, politic, practically, professional,
     proficient, quantified, quantitative, quantitive, quantized, quick,
     quite some, ready, resourceful, skillful, slick, something,
     somewhat, statesmanlike, stylish, sundry, tactful, the compleat,
     the complete, various, virtuoso, well-done, well-nigh,
     workmanlike
  
  

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