The battle of La Rochelle might have been a provincial affair, sorted out quietly at the ballot box.
When it's messy you get the women in, but when the mess is sorted out keep the women, they are no threat.
He sorted out his issues and, with nothing to hide, could move onto the job of governing.
Now he may not even be able to return to France this summer unless the allegations against him are sorted out.
Olwyn had come over from Paris in September 1963 to help with the children until Ted sorted things out.
On the rare occasions when a letter from France reached the place, he knew of its arrival before the mail was sorted.
He was lying taking his ease, just under the counter where the letters got sorted.
The papers in his study would be sorted and put away, or taken possession of by strange hands.
Certainly there was relaxation—and in taking it, we sorted out each other.
We sorted and gloated like hungry tigers that in the ecstasy of possession merely lick their food.
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."