sort through

phrasal verb

sorted through; sorting through; sorts through
: to look at things and put them in a particular order especially while searching for something
He sorted through the papers.

Examples of sort through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add to that even more time to sort through uncurated data sets to find which threats are truly relevant and applicable to your organization. David Monnier, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The effort comes as Judge Luis Delgado — overseeing a lawsuit brought against the Palm Beach County Clerk’s Office by the Palm Beach Post — sorts through records to determine which of them, if any, can be made public. Alyssa Johnson, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 His assistant, Miles, was at the dining-room table sorting through Sandoval’s utility bills on two laptops. Irina Aleksander, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Tony Janssens, who was to the west of Union Station when the shooting occurred, is still sorting through the shock of the experience. Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, 16 Feb. 2024 According to the November 2023 study, this could mean nylon 6 products wouldn’t have to be sorted through a burdensome recycling process before being broken down. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Jan. 2024 The Laws had a system in place: Clayton would pick up the poop and stand at their utility sink, sorting through the aftermath. USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 Some of the uncleared sites are dangerous, Ellison said, and volunteers shouldn’t be expected to sort through arsenic-laden ash. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024 More than 20 local and regional designers sorted through materials at Goodwill Industries and Value Village, looking for pieces to be repurposed for fashion and interior design displays. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Sort through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sort%20through. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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