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    Default It was kind of strange to see him again.

    It was kind of strange to see him again.

    I found it in Cambridge Dictionaries, however I cannot understand it well.

    Please give me more explanasion on it. Thanks!

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    Default Re: It was kind of strange to see him again.

    Quote Originally Posted by wpqin
    It was kind of strange to see him again.

    I found it in Cambridge Dictionaries, however I cannot understand it well.

    Please give me more explanasion on it. Thanks!
    "Kind of" and "sort of" are idiomatic adverbs that mean "somewhat" or "rather".

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    Also, sort of. Rather, somewhat, as in I'm kind of hungry, or The bird looked sort of like a sparrow. [Colloquial; c. 1800] This usage should not be confused with a kind of or a sort of, which are much older and refer to a borderline member of a given category (as in a kind of a shelter or a sort of a bluish color). Shakespeare had this usage in Two Gentlemen of Verona (3:1): “My master is a kind of a knave.” Also see of a kind.

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    The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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