Without more details, it is impossible to sort out the sequence of events.
They are worth staring at, and staring at again, to sort out all the levels of imagery in them.
“With the economy in the tank, Obama has at least two hard years of domestic problems to sort out,” said the source.
So the administration sweeps problems under a rug, in the hopes that they can sort out the mess later.
It took years for experts to sort out the extent of the damages to the environment and business.
She obeyed and Leslie kneeling on the floor began to sort out the rags.
Mina was trying to sort out the state of things which would result.
We used to go to the old press and try to sort out the type.
We hustled to sort out the nigs that belonged to us and get them on board.
As a rule, men take little trouble to sort out the incoming suggestions.
late 14c., from Old French sorte "class, kind," from Latin sortem (nominative sors) "lot; fate, destiny; share, portion; rank, category; sex, class, oracular response, prophecy," from PIE root *ser- (3) "to line up" (cf. Latin serere "to arrange, attach, join;" see series). The sense evolution in Vulgar Latin is from "what is allotted to one by fate," to "fortune, condition," to "rank, class, order." Out of sorts "not in usual good condition" is attested from 1620s, with literal sense of "out of stock."