something of the sort

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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He had gone over to Klein's, looking up some cotton broker whom he wished to see in regard to securities, exchanges, stocks, bonds, or something of the sort, Madame Ratignolle did not remember what.
Besides, he will at once be transformed from a human being into an organ-stop or something of the sort; for what is a man without desires, without free will and without choice, if not a stop in an organ?
"Yes,--he's mentally deficient, or something of the sort, isn't he?
I felt my first presentiment that you were on the brink of discovery when I found you looking at the fragments, and I fancy I betrayed to you that something of the sort was disturbing me.
calamity, morally, in a way, by irritation or something of the sort. But I came to the conclusion that that, too, was quite out of the question."
"What made me think that something of the sort must be happening to you?" Raskolnikov said suddenly.
She did not get hold of anything, but she heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass, from which she concluded that it was just possible it had fallen into a cucumber-frame, or something of the sort.
"I might have known you'd go and do something of the sort when I let you go to that party," said Marilla, sharp and shrewish in her very relief.
"I heard he was a cripple, or something of the sort. Forgive my asking, but - you people are English, aren't you?"
"It was always obvious that these words are simply meant to be allusions or something of the sort.
Was something of the sort said in Munich not long ago and didn't a man have the same ambition.
"My colleagues discussed for over one hour what this meaning was, if it would have any consequences, leading to something we failed to grasp, for example, or something of the sort," the PM told reporters.
It's everywhere in our holy books: Open anyone's bible to any random page and you're not likely to read for very long before you stumble on some smiting, slaying, gouging, ripping apart, or something of the sort. It's more than a stylistic choice: Bibles are manuals for moral life, and every discussion of good and evil is necessarily going to touch on that most extreme form of human behavior: violence toward another living person.
Has whatever purpose they may have served a hundred years go, gone away or been supplanted or something of the sort? Such an assessment would be a major undertaking.