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adverb     somehow pronunciation in British English
Somehow can be used in the following ways:
as an ordinary adverb: He managed to escape somehow.
as a sentence adverb (making a comment on the whole sentence or clause): Somehow, I had the feeling that Jeff was going to be difficult.
  1. 1
    in some way or by some method that you do not know or understand exactly

    Somehow he managed to pass all his final exams.

    Farm animals are seen as somehow different from animals we keep as pets.

    somehow or other:

    Somehow or other we’ve got to find the money.

  2. 2
    for some reason that you do not know or cannot explain

    ‘Why don’t you stay?’ ‘Somehow, I don’t think that would be a good idea.’

    Somehow, it was easier to deal with him when he was alone.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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