some time

some time

a little time; a short while: I need some time away from my business.
Not to be confused with:
sometime – at an unstated or indefinite time: Come up and see me sometime.
sometimes – now and then, at times: Sometimes I prefer the beach in the winter.
References in classic literature ?
`Yes, I think I see it now,' he said after some time, brightening in a quite transitory manner.
`Well, I do not mind telling you I have been at work upon this geometry of Four Dimensions for some time. Some of my results are curious.
He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech.
This answer so confused poor Alice, that she let the Dormouse go on for some time without interrupting it.
After I had worked in the salt-furnace for some time, work was secured for me in a coal-mine which was operated mainly for the purpose of securing fuel for the salt-furnace.
It was some time before I found what the word meant.
The beautiful Rainbow informed Fairer-than-a-Fairy that he was young, the son of a powerful king, and that the Fairy, Lagree, who owed his parents a grudge, had revenged herself by depriving him of his natural shape for some years; that she had imprisoned him in the palace, where he had found his confinement hard to bear for some time, but now, he owned, he no longer sighed for freedom since he had seen and learned to love Fairer-than-a-Fairy.
By this means they were able to meet without losing sight of the fire or of the two bottles in which the old Fairy kept her eye and her tooth at night, and for some time the lovers enjoyed every hour of sunshine together.
Fear gave her strength for some time, but at last she could go no further, and sank down to rest.
The patient had obtained a `card' from the hospital some time before; and when her time came it was taken to the porter by a messenger, generally a little girl, who was then sent across the road to the house in which Philip lodged.
I stood still for some time. The sight of her had made me very happy.
He had been in the pavilion for some time waiting for her.

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