some kind of


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some kind of

1. An expression used when the speaker is uncertain of what they are describing. There was some kind of noise outside, can you please go and investigate?
2. An expression used to emphasize that something is superlative. That's some kind of car you've got there, Gus!
See also: kind, of
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There was always some kind of approach to word, image, and music.
Just as in the case of the blank slate, you can't have learning without some kind of learning machinery.
It's very interesting how Elijah's movement was really very old-fashioned, respectful, very Southern, gracious toward women, chauvinistic, too, of course: taking care of your own property and standing up for what you are, and the way they dress, particularly the women; even taking something like the damned bow tie and making it into some kind of statement.
We try to do for the average offender what a thinking, compassionate, middle-class parent or brother or son would do for someone in their family were they in trouble--that is, design some kind of program that would hopefully prevent the person from committing any more crimes, but also that would try to deal with that person decently and humanely.
They do seem like material abstractions of the body: Watch his films; in them every object will seem some kind of bodily extension, overt or sublimated--from the latent muscle of a football blocking sled's buttress to the implied sexuality of gas pumps and a Ford Mustang.
This was crucial to achieving Burton's goal of a mildly comical but deeply human Crane that could anchor the fantasy in some kind of emotional reality.
I do think that there should be some kind of safety net, that we should not tolerate, in an affluent society, extreme levels of poverty or deprivation.
And having once made that distinction, the way is open for deep ecologists to speak of human beings as if they were some kind of alien plague that has descended upon the innocent body of nature, forever despoiling it.
But I think it's a disservice to your students, and to the world in which you exist and hope to make some kind of difference, to say, "Well, I can shut off all of these currents, because the work that I'm doing is so vastly important that I don't need to look at these kinds of new things that are happening.
DB: Were there other international artists of this period with whom you felt some kind of affinity?
She's just one of those people that exists on some kind of plane that not many people can relate to because it's so specific.
It seems to combine a rigorous scientific approach with some kind of personal statement.
I suppose this is part of some kind of Islamic correctness, and I won't be party to it.
I've been typecast as some kind of mindfucker or something.
I mean, it wasn't just some kind of standard: this is what a black person looks like.
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