Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
To some extent; in some way or other.‘‘Do you see what I mean?’ ‘Sort of,’ answered Jean cautiously’
slightly, faintly, remotely, vaguelyas it were, in a kind of way, in a strange kind of way, somehowView synonyms
- ‘There were a lot of scenes that were so awkward that it sort of made me squirm and look away.’
- ‘I'm going on my own with no clue about who is going to be there, which is sort of scary.’
- ‘I sort of agreed with the proviso that she might like to come if the weather was not too hot.’
- ‘I had taken the place of this girl singer and had sort of muscled my way into the band.’
- ‘Johnny was so able to be a child on the set that it was sort of like working with five children for me!’
- ‘I sort of assume you do so much writing that you don't need to do anything to keep sharp.’
- ‘He was always in a sort of bad temper about not being able to get jobs he thought he was equipped for.’
- ‘You spray it in a big gap, and it sort of foams up dramatically in order to fill said aperture.’
- ‘You go to a bookshop, and you look at the kinds of books that are sort of like yours.’
- ‘What I want to ask is, was all of this in your mind or did it sort of happen as you went along?’
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