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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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I heard Stubb tell Flask, one morning watch, that there was something of that sort in the wind.
A bit of fish,' said John to the cook, 'and some lamb chops (breaded, with plenty of ketchup), and a good salad, and a roast spring chicken, with a dish of sausages and mashed potatoes, or something of that sort.
A few tried to rise to the emergency, and got out an awkward "My lord," or "Your lordship," or something of that sort, but the great majority were overwhelmed by the unaccustomed word and its dim and awful associations with gilded courts and stately ceremony and anointed kingship, so they only fumbled through the handshake and passed on, speechless.
For instance, should any one explain how long an action was, his statement would be made in terms of the time taken, to the effect that it lasted a year, or something of that sort.
If you're after Art, you want to stick to the galleries; you want to go right through the Louvre, room by room; you want to take a room a day, or something of that sort.
So dark in the complexion that we all set him down in the office for an Indian, or something of that sort.
And what if there are only spiders there, or something of that sort," he said suddenly.
Why, do ye see, the old man is hard bent after that White Whale, and the devil there is trying to come round him, and get him to swap away his silver watch, or his soul, or something of that sort, and then he'll surrender Moby Dick.
The merchant thought this was no great thing to ask; that it would most likely be his dog or his cat, or something of that sort, but forgot his little boy Heinel; so he agreed to the bargain, and signed and sealed the bond to do what was asked of him.
When I asked her whether she should come on here she laughed a little nervously, and said perhaps or something of that sort.
He said: "I would 100% never say anything bad about a player or do something that I was a spy or something of that sort.
At the moment that area is zoned as a local centre and the building should be a pub, cafe, shop, or something of that sort.
At the moment that area is zoned as a local centre and the building should be a pub, cafe, restaurant, shop, or something of that sort.
For reducing pressure in residents at moderate risk--for example someone who is a bit weak but can move around in bed somewhat--a heavy foam overlay or something of that sort is suitable.
We've been looking at a variety of biological and chemical threats, to make sure we have the necessary services in place if there is a bomb or an explosion or something of that sort.