something/anything of the kind

noun phrase

: something like the person or thing mentioned
I'd like to go to a movie or a concert, or something of the kind.
often used in negative statements
He said I hung up on him, but I never did anything of the kind!
This technology is completely new. I've never seen anything of the kind before.

Examples of something/anything of the kind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Few artists of the period were doing anything of the kind. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2024 Shell isn’t planning to do anything of the kind, of course. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 24 May 2023 Just write some code or establish a checklist of hateful words, and make sure that the AI never generates anything of the kind. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 5 Feb. 2023 There are in fact other options, such as setting a standard that is not strictly viability but still offers protections in a meaningful way, but there were few signs that the conservatives, other than Roberts, were seeing their way to anything of the kind. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2021 Even Bharara, after being fired as US Attorney, went on to have a think group or something of the kind on insider trading laws, which concluded that insider trading laws needed reform. Walter Pavlo, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021

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“Something/anything of the kind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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