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something of the kind

Something that is similar to, close to, or like what was said or is in question. A: "I just heard there's going to be a round of layoffs across the entire company!" B: "Hmm, I've been expecting something of the kind for a while now." A: "Didn't Mary warn you about the outages last week?" B: "I think she mentioned something of the kind, but I was distracted and didn't really hear what she was saying."
See also: kind, of, something

something of the sort

Something that is similar to, close to, or like what was said or is in question. A: "I just heard there's going to be a round of layoffs across the entire company!" B: "Hmm, I've been expecting something of the sort for a while now." A: "Didn't Mary warn you about the outages last week?" B: "I think she mentioned something of the sort, but I was distracted and didn't really hear what she was saying."
See also: of, something, sort

something of the/that ˈkind/ˈsort

something like what has been said: ‘He’s resigning.’ ‘I’d suspected something of the kind.’
See also: kind, of, something, sort, that
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'Yes, something of that kind!' And each believed that the other was something very costly; and they both said how very proud the world must be of them.
"I have received a refusal from Countess Rostova and have heard reports of your brother-in-law having sought her hand, or something of that kind. Is that true?"
Her only association with the word was a yellow face and a nightcap, or a pair of crutches, or a wooden leg, or a dog with a decanter-stand in his mouth, or something of that kind; and she stared at me with the most delightful wonder.
"Was not your father a Bonapartist?" asked Monte Cristo; "I think I remember that you told me something of that kind."
I believe something of that kind affects our governors too.
"Given that the Assembly doesn't give me an office in different parts of the region, there's going to be an enormous amount of travelling, and we don't know how the logistics are going to work as yet so we're going to explore the possibility of a caravan or mobile home or something of that kind."
Given that the Assembly doesn't give me an office in different parts of the region, there's going to be an enormous amount of travelling and we don't know how the logistics are going to work as yet so we're going to explore the possibility of a caravan or mobile home or something of that kind."
He said this was the first time that Turnbull brought something of that kind in their home, claiming that it was just homemade bunger firework.
Gates further said that Snowden should have engaged in civil disobedience or something of that kind and should have been careful of what he released if he wanted to really improve things.
"In a way that coincidence was something I was very grateful for because I felt that I would like to get involved to try, in whatever way I could, to try to help establish something of that kind in our county.
I wish something of that kind will not repeat itself again.
"It seems at some stage Mr Davis had something himself in his hand ( a piece of wood or something of that kind. It seems there was a confrontation between the group of lads led by this defendant and it seems there may have been some sort of scuffle between him and the defendant with both of them on the ground.
I knew that something of that kind was happening when we stepped into the schools we were visiting.
The first, and most obvious, was that of dressing people up as lampshades or something of that kind so that they did not even look like people but resembled animated blobs or the like.