of one kind/sort/type or another


used to indicate that the speaker is referring to a range of items that could fit a description
I need a fastener of one kind/sort/type or another.

Examples of of one kind/sort/type or another in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some are in tents, most in tiny homes of one kind or another. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 Almost every season, the state of refereeing seems to be in a crisis of one kind or another, as game-swinging calls are missed or botched. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2024 Many of its members — designers, hair and makeup artists, stylists, photographers — grew up as outcasts of one kind or another, shunned in their hometowns for being too gay, too outré, too strange, too other. Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2024 Many voters who were themselves idealists of one kind or another—including, most notably, pro-life Christians—supported his candidacy in explicitly pragmatic terms. Mark Edmundson, Harper’s Magazine , 12 Dec. 2022 Still, even the best modern big-budget video game narratives tend to focus on power fantasies of one type or another. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 18 Aug. 2023 The trans-Atlantic liberal order Locke helped to bring about finds itself under assault from all sides by people determined to replace it with tyranny of one kind or another. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2022 To some extent, grocery shortages of one kind or another have been an increasingly commonplace occurrence in parts of the US in the aftermath of the pandemic. Andy Meek, BGR, 13 May 2022 But stains of one kind or another are all over Ruscha’s work. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023

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Dictionary Entries Near of one kind/sort/type or another

of one's very own

of one kind/sort/type or another

of one mind

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“Of one kind/sort/type or another.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20one%20kind%2Fsort%2Ftype%20or%20another. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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