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It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts, and I made a lot of money for it.
Don Adams

Meaning of "of sorts" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OF SORTS

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WHAT DOES OF SORTS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of of sorts in the English dictionary

The definition of of sorts in the dictionary is of an inferior kind. Other definition of of sorts is of an indefinite kind.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OF SORTS

of even date
of fashion
of few words
of foot
of hers
of his
of late
of many parts
of many words
of mine
of necessity
of note
of one´s own accord
of one´s word
of ours
of that ilk
of the essence
of the order of
of theirs
of yours

WORDS THAT END LIKE OF SORTS

all-sorts
Bermuda shorts
board shorts
boxer shorts
boyshorts
Cinque Ports
comforts
creature comforts
cycling shorts
exports
home comforts
liquorice all-sorts
orts
out of sorts
shorts
sports
varsity sports
walkshorts
water sports
winter sports

Synonyms and antonyms of of sorts in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «of sorts» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OF SORTS

Find out the translation of of sorts to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of of sorts from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «of sorts» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不爽
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de clases
570 millions of speakers

English

of sorts
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक तरह की
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من نوع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сортов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

das sortes
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রকারের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de toutes sortes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Macam macam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Arten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ある種の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

종류의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saka limo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

các loại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வகையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रकारच्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çeşit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di sorta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

od rodzaju
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сортів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de felul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

των ειδών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soort
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

av slag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

av sorterer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of of sorts

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OF SORTS»

The term «of sorts» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.279 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OF SORTS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «of sorts» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «of sorts» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about of sorts

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10 QUOTES WITH «OF SORTS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word of sorts.
1
Don Adams
It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts, and I made a lot of money for it.
2
Jonathan Ames
I've always been inspired by Don Quixote as a role model of sorts, of the power of books to sort of make you insane in maybe a beautiful way.
3
Jerry Garcia
But audio is a component of video, so there's always been that anyway, and although we've never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don't find it that remote, you know what I mean? It's a departure of sorts, but it's like a first cousin.
4
Ellen Gilchrist
Ever since I was a child, I've kept boxes and drawers and pages of things that I liked. I suppose that it constitutes a journal of sorts, but it's not in a ledger or a notebook.
5
Bernard Goldberg
Look, everybody in journalism has a reputation of sorts.
6
Katharine Graham
Alice Roosevelt Longworth was only a few years older than my mother but outlived her by a decade, dying in 1980. From the time they met, in 1917, they were lifelong friends of sorts, though each was a bit wary of the other.
7
Cee Lo Green
Twitter is a form of free speech, and I'm all for that. But if Cee Lo Green, a maverick of sorts, can't get on Twitter and say something outlandish or outrageous, then what is the whole point of Twitter at all?
8
Sam Rockwell
I've done a lot of sorts of films that are under the radar.
9
John Russell
The name 'reservation' has a negative connotation among Native Americans - an intern camp of sorts.
10
Michelle Shocked
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OF SORTS»

Discover the use of of sorts in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to of sorts and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts)
A sophisticated collection of 120 lesser-known Venetian specialties from London's edgy Soho district restaurant is complemented by sumptuous photography and includes such option as warm duck salad with beets and walnuts, crispy baby pizzas ...
Russell Norman, 2012
2
Thoughts of Sorts
This book employs all of the modes of questioning explored by his previous books, and at the same time breaks new ground of its own, ending with a question mark in typical/atypical Perec fashion.
Georges Perec, 2011
3
Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me: A Memoir. . . of Sorts
Read this profound book and be well fed, and freed.” FR. RICHARD ROHR, O.F.M., author of Everything Belongs “Ian Morgan Cron is a brilliant writer. This is the kind of book that you don’t just read.
Ian Morgan Cron, 2011
4
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts
Earning rave reviews for their unforgettable approach, Joe Beef co-owners/chefs David McMillan and Frédéric Morin push the limits of traditional French cuisine with over 125 recipes (nearly all of them photographed) for hearty dishes ...
David McMillan, Frederic Morin, Meredith Erickson, 2011
5
Out of Sorts: On Typography and Print Culture
The new history of the book has constituted a vibrant academic field in recent years, and theories of print culture have moved to the center of much scholarly discourse.
Joseph A. Dane, 2011
6
An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden
Describes the diversity of plant and animal species that came to live and thrive on the author's land where he planted a garden a quarter century ago after removing a stand of ancient white pines.
John Hanson Mitchell, 2014
7
Milligan's Meaning of Life: An Autobiography of Sorts
From his childhood in India, through his early career as a jazz musician and sketch-show entertainer, his spells in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Artillery, to that fateful first broadcast of The Goon Show and beyond into the annals ...
Spike Milligan, 2011
8
Winner Takes All: A Life of Sorts
He speaks with candour about his private life; he admits his fear of relationships with women and confides the heartbreaking story of the love of his life, a famous female star.
Michael Winner, 2005
9
The Psychic: (a Murder Mystery of Sorts)
" - Tolucan Times "The Psychic is a laugh-filled unexpectedly entertaining ride that gratifies copiously from moment to moment." - Broadway World "Engaging, surprising, clever and funny!" - Examiner
Sam Bobrick, 2010
10
Happenings: A Guest Book of Sorts
Happenings are some of the most treasured memories we create.
Rebecca Byus, Kristi Gage, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OF SORTS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term of sorts is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ciarán Whelan: Donegal's stars look out of sorts, while Mayo and …
For a team that is a long time on the road with a lot a miles of the clock their big players like Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy looked out of sorts. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
2
Women's cycling is on the rise but a lot of work to be done
Women's cycling, which has long played second fiddle to men's cycling, is experiencing an explosion of sorts, with more events, more sponsors ... «Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jul 15»
3
Meet Cam Awesome, the 'Taylor Swift of Boxing'
While he went on to have a quarter-life crisis of sorts, he soon got back on track and returned to the ring with big dreams of making the trip to ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
4
The future of big data federation may have just landed
Cracking this data federation problem has become a Holy Grail of sorts. And while there are two primary approaches to cracking this problem ... «TechRepublic, Jul 15»
5
For Klinsmann, criticism of Gold Cup loss is a win of sorts
Jurgen Klinsmann might have been at his happiest Thursday morning, in the aftermath of his worst result as the United States Men's National ... «The News Journal, Jul 15»
6
Short term solution is a victory of sorts for community policing in …
The decision by Eastern District police management to put more officers in the community while they wait for new headquarters to be built has ... «All About Hawke's Bay, Jul 15»
7
Job is a homecoming of sorts for Waynesboro's new coach
And 13 years removed from his playing days at Waynesboro High School, Josh Coffey is returning to the dugout for another stint as the head ... «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»
8
ATHLETICS: Out of sorts Wragby athlete goes on to win after …
ATHLETICS: Out of sorts Wragby athlete goes on to win after dressing himself down. editorial image. 07:29 Wednesday 22 July 2015. 0. Have your say ... «Horncastle News, Jul 15»
9
Opinion: An explanation of sorts
I received several “hate emails” over a recent column, the one where I was trying to figure out if my 11-year-old had become a brat because of ... «Current in Noblesville, Jul 15»
10
Allen as an irrational man of sorts
NEW YORK — As a little kid, future filmmaker Woody Allen was preoccupied with three things — baseball, magic and murder. It's that last one ... «Buenos Aires Herald, Jul 15»

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