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

  Somewhat \Some"what`\, adv.
     In some degree or measure; a little.
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           His giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen. --Milton.
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           Somewhat back from the village street.   --Longfellow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Somewhat \Some"what`\, n.
     1. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more
        or less; something.
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              These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste.
                                                    --Grew.
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              Somewhat of his good sense will suffer, in this
              transfusion, and much of the beauty of his thoughts
              will be lost.                         --Dryden.
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     2. A person or thing of importance; a somebody.
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              Here come those that worship me.
              They think that I am somewhat.        --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  somewhat
      adv 1: to a small degree or extent; "his arguments were somewhat
             self-contradictory"; "the children argued because one
             slice of cake was slightly larger than the other" [syn:
             slightly, somewhat, more or less]
      2: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big";
         "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced
         reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers" [syn:
         reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat,
         fairly, middling, passably] [ant: immoderately,
         unreasonably]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "somewhat":
     a bit, a little, adequately, after a fashion, any, anything,
     appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least,
     at the most, at the outside, at worst, aught, comparatively,
     considerably, detectably, extremely, fairly, far, in a manner,
     in a measure, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely,
     insignificantly, kind of, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately,
     modestly, more or less, not comprehensively, not exhaustively,
     only, part, partially, partly, pretty, pro tanto, purely, quite,
     rather, relatively, scarcely, significantly, simply, slightly,
     so far, some, something, sort of, thus far, to a degree,
     to some degree, to some extent, tolerably, very, visibly
  
  

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