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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!
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There was always some kind of approach to word, image, and music.
Rich: Well, Audre had a strong sense of the energy that can be generated by poetry, that poetry is a source of power, as you know if you read an essay like "Poetry Is Not a Luxury." And she resisted being turned into some kind of mascot or token - which is something that happens in the women's movement as it does anywhere else - an artist comes along and people try to capture her and take their own latent power and hand it over to someone who is viewed as stronger, braver, more powerful.
"I think it will move well beyond owls and old-growth to some kind of overall harmony between humans and nature, and I think we are going to have a forestry that is going to do a pretty good job of that.
I've been very curious about working with the eye as a tool and the brain as a construction and a product of your own history, rather than as some kind of objective, natural "truth." That said, a kaleidoscope suggests a compound way of seeing space, and I think it allows for an almost psychological interrogation of your own vision.
Just as in the case of the blank slate, you can't have learning without some kind of learning machinery.
Assuming that discontinuous change does occur, and that some kind of drug legalization does come about over a relatively brief period of time, there are a number of consequences which appear likely, and that would present unique opportunities during the chaotic period of change.
The problem is, some kind of teleological temper remains, a hangover from the time when, as my friend Michael puts it, radicals thought they had history in their back pocket.
I'd like to get into being some kind of company owner or part owner.
Even though the music is celebrating something, underneath everything is actually some kind of tragic depression.
And if she can find some kind of solace, maybe we can too, and maybe that involves putting on a wig.
Reason: Is it possible that some of the people who are now diagnosed as schizophrenics do in fact have some kind of neurological defect?
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.
Still, the revisionist historians are right: there wasn't some kind of comprehensive switch to social democracy during the New Deal.
I work very hard at it because I don't regard myself as a very literary person; however, if you're going to use words within what you do, effort has to be put in and it has to have some kind of color and joy, and some kind of relation to the way you put the music together.
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.