Definition of somebody in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌmbədi/


1Some person; someone.
Example sentences
  • Claire decided that she must have fallen asleep at the party, and somebody had taken her home.
  • There are so many characters that you're bound to end up identifying with somebody.
  • You are at a party, and you have been chatting to somebody who seems very nice.
2A person of importance or authority: I’d like to be somebody [as noun]: nobodies who want to become somebodies
More example sentences
  • We're talking about La-la-land, people, where nearly everyone's a star, if only in their own minds, and those who happen not to be somebodies always made a point of never being awed by star power.
  • These people are political no-bodies who fancy themselves to be somebodies.
  • In the tradition of two of America's greatest social commentators, Alexis de Tocqueville and Thorstein Veblen, Fuller points out that we are all somebodies and nobodies, that dignity is non-negotiable.

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