of the sort

idiom

: like the person or thing mentioned
"You said you didn't like him." "I said nothing of the sort."
I would like to go to a movie or a concert, or something of the sort.

Examples of of the sort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also signs that Culpeper has pulled back from the sort of housing policies that allowed ecological monstrosities of the sort occurring at Clevenger’s Corner (which was approved years ago). Dana Milbank, Washington Post, 10 July 2024 For hurricane experts, Beryl’s historic rapid-fire development is both an extreme example of the sort of monster storms that can be produced under current climate conditions — and a signal of what may be in store more often if global and ocean warming trends continue. Alex Harris, Miami Herald, 3 July 2024 The best way to heal the wound is through poetry and music, of the sort that doesn’t offer propositions but casts spells and enacts rituals. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 17 June 2024 On a recent morning, the OnPoint NYC overdose prevention center on 126th St. in Harlem did not look like the dirty drug den or a squalid shooting gallery of the sort that opponents try to paint it as. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for of the sort 

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“Of the sort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20the%20sort. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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