sort of

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sort of something

 and kind of something
almost something; somewhat; somehow. Isn't it sort of cold out? That was kind of a stupid thing to do, wasn't it?
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sort of

 and kind of
Yes, but only to a small degree. Bob: Do you like what you're doing in school? Alice: Kind of. Henry: What do you think about all these new laws? Do they worry you? John: Sort of.
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ˈkind of/ˈsort of

(informal) used with adjectives, adverbs and verbs when something is difficult to describe or when the word you use is not exactly what you mean: She kind of smiled at me.My new dress is sort of green.He said it sort of nervously.
These phrases are sometimes written or spoken as kinda or sorta.
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sort of

Informal
Somewhat; rather: "Gambling and prostitution ... have been prohibited, but only sort of" (George F. Will).
See also: of, sort
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I kind of almost get enjoyment out of adversity in life.
1, you feel like every tournament you play, you kind of almost have to win it, you have to always maintain a super high level against everyone you play because everybody's playing super relaxed with nothing to lose.
ThereEs a refreshing honesty, simplicity about these students that kind of almost puts things into perspective for most people," Lambert said.
I am not a local, although I came to Newcastle in 1991 when I was 19 to go to Northumbria University and I have stayed ever since, so I am kind of almost accepted as a local
Politically, too, we're squeezed between a Scylla and Charybdis: the Right's selfish, narrow, market-based individualism on the one hand, the Left's spurious solidarity -- "based on a kind of almost quasi-religious desire that we should all be similar, or the same" -- on the other.
I think it's really kind of almost cruel to raise passing standards at such a time," said Theresa Trevino, president of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Assessment, a statewide grassroots organization that has successfully pushed for standardized testing reforms.
It's really innovative and fresh and exciting, but when you look at someone wearing it, it's kind of almost dehumanizing, and you have to do a double take when you see one on the street.
It was this kind of almost back street supplying that was blamed for an outbreak of meningitis that killed 60 people in Massachusetts last year.
That film kind of almost saved my life,'' says Winslet.
In doing so, you're kind of almost preparing for the latter stages of the World Cup, which is where we've met them a fair bit recently.
In doing so you're kind of almost preparing for the latter stages of the World Cup, which is where we've met them a fair bit recently.
At least not in the way we think of them, as a kind of almost homogenous and therefore identifiable character.
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