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sort of

Somewhat; partially; a little. I'm happy that it's summertime, but I'm still sort of sad that school is over. A: "Are you feeling better?" B: "Sort of. My throat isn't sore anymore but I'm still congested."
See also: of, sort

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.
See also: of, sort

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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Yvette Williams, from campaign group Justice 4 Grenfell, said: "I think we kind of almost move from 'did it really happen at all?' to 'it feels like it happened yesterday', to looking at the struggles the bereaved families and survivors have had over the year (and realising) that it is actually a year.
"The goalie did what she could and kind of almost saved it but it still got through."
You're in charge of the character and because this is kind of almost a biopic of a fictional character, there's a lot more attention on his inner life and character than you would get normally in these kinds of movies.
"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.
The operator reportedly described it as "kind of almost like a triangular shape." The debris, which is believed to be from the missing Flight MH370, has been handed over to local police for further investigation.
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.