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all sorts of (people or things)

Many varieties or types of people or things. You meet all sorts of people when you live in a big city. It's a huge store with all sorts of dresses—I'm sure you'll find one you like. Our memories are laced with all sorts of subconscious mistakes and fabrications.
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Her influence upon his wife, a woman devoured by all sorts of small selfishnesses, small envies, small jealousies, was excellent.
As I was just now saying, he will attempt to represent the roll of thunder, the noise of wind and hall, or the creaking of wheels, and pulleys, and the various sounds of flutes; pipes, trumpets, and all sorts of instruments: he will bark like a dog, bleat like a sheep, or crow like a cock; his entire art will consist in imitation of voice and gesture, and there will be very little narration.
Whereas the other requires all sorts of harmonies and all sorts of rhythms, if the music and the style are to correspond, because the style has all sorts of changes.
I seem to have been busy doing all sorts of things."
But, for goodness' sake, don't tell any of the girls, or they would be getting all sorts of extravagant ideas, and imagining themselves injured and slighted if in their very first day at home they did not get six at least.
He had evidently been schooling himself as to all sorts of little things, and remembered them, but he almost managed to sit down on his silk hat, which men don't generally do when they are cool, and then when he wanted to appear at ease he kept playing with a lancet in a way that made me nearly scream.
Even exceptional men will think that; men too great for mere vanity, men like Henry Allegre for instance, who by his consistent and serene detachment was certainly fit to dominate all sorts of people.
They said that the history of PFUJ shows that it had remained steadfast against all sorts of oppression by the dictators in the past, and they were forced to withdraw their decisions.
We have all sorts of operating efficiencies between Mexico and our packing plants here and we see that growing.
They contain all sorts of hybrids, of which man-animal combinations are the most recurrent, suggesting the eternal human duality: an animal nature that persists even within civilization.
"Theology of glory"/"theology of the cross": the opposition between these two is surely just the Christian version of a fundamental distinction applicable, trans-confessionally, to all sorts of liturgical tradition.
Vinyloop can handle all sorts of PVC waste, such as wire or flooring, and makes a compound that potentially can go right back into the same application.
Being a defender of gay marriage, I'm as tired as the next fellow of people who use children as a cover for all sorts of authoritarian arguments.
Javert is a man who would be comfortable with the Personal Responsibility Act restricting welfare, who would see no crime in our retreat from the social ties or obligations that hold us to the poor, the mushrooming growth of private police forces, or the scaremonger marketing of all sorts of security systems aimed at transforming our homes and public spaces into impregnable fortresses.
It continues on in all sorts of ways; death ends individual subjectivities while at the same time others are continuing or being created.
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