of sorts

Also, of a sort. Of a kind, especially a mediocre or somewhat different kind. For example, He was wearing a jacket of sorts but no tie, or They established a constitutional government of a sort. [c. 1900]

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How to use of sorts in a sentence

  • Priscilla in her interest had forgotten all about being out-of-sorts.

  • I know I am sick, that I am irritable and out-of-sorts sometimes.

    Those Times And These | Irvin S. Cobb
  • "A little out-of-sorts," she answered, dropping her eyes before his gaze.

    The Quiver 12/1899 | Anonymous
  • Any one could see that she was rather out-of-sorts, excited and reckless and all that.

    The Beauty | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • When Clint's final recitation of the day was over at three he was out-of-sorts and depressed.

    Left Tackle Thayer | Ralph Henry Barbour