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Anybody vs. Somebody

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Anybodypronoun

Any one out of an indefinite number of persons; anyone; any person.

‘Anybody will do.’; ‘Is there anybody inside?’;

Somebodypronoun

Some unspecified person.

‘Somebody has to clean this mess up.’;

Anybodypronoun

(informal) A person of some consideration or standing.

‘Everybody who wants to be anybody will come to Jake's party.’; ‘Here one isn't anybody, if one doesn't dance like Travolta.’;

Somebodynoun

A recognised or important person, a celebrity.

‘I'm tired of being a nobody – I want to be a somebody.’;

Anybodynoun

Any one out of an indefinite number of persons; anyone; any person.

‘His Majesty could not keep any secret from anybody.’;

Somebodynoun

A person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate; some person.

‘Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me.’; ‘We must draw in somebody that may stand'Twixt us and danger.’;

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Anybodynoun

A person of consideration or standing.

‘All the men belonged exclusively to the mechanical and shopkeeping classes, and there was not a single banker or anybody in the list.’;

Somebodynoun

A person of consideration or importance.

‘Before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody.’;

Somebodynoun

a human being;

‘there was too much for one person to do’;

Somebodypronoun

some person; someone.

Somebodypronoun

a person of importance or authority

‘nobodies who want to become somebodies’; ‘I'd like to be somebody’;

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