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pronoun someone pronunciation in American English /ˈsʌmwʌn/
  1. used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is
    I can’t find my calculator – someone must have taken it.
    They need someone like you, someone who understands business methods.
    someone else: His wife told him she was in love with someone else.
    someone nice/famous/special: I’ve invited someone special that I want you to meet.
    or someone (=or someone similar): They’ll probably get Arnold Schwarzenegger or someone to play Hercules.
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