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    Question sort of

    I have heard some dialogues in a movie.

    - Sorry, I hope I didn't wake you up.
    - No, I was sort of up.

    I almost have got something about "sort of" on Cambridge Dictionary but I didn't understand what does "be + sort of + something" mean exactly!

    Somebody describe it to me, please.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Dec-2015 at 18:42. Reason: Removed unnecessary line breaks.

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    Re: sort of

    As your link says, it means "in some way or to some degree".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: sort of

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    As your link says, it means "in some way or to some degree".
    Yeah, but can you describe it more? in another words, what does "I was sort of up" mean?

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    #4

    Re: sort of

    You heard some dialogue in a movie, and context should help you figure out the meaning of what is said.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Dec-2015 at 18:42. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: sort of

    You should have asked for someone to explain it to you, not describe it to you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: sort of

    Quote Originally Posted by King_ View Post
    Yeah, but can you describe it more? in another words, what does "I was sort of up" mean?
    It probably means that he/she had got out of bed but had probably not yet had a wash/shower and got dressed, or had breakfast. He/she is "up" (out of bed) but probably not really ready for the day ahead.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: sort of

    Out of bed, but not really ready to speak to people- awake, but not alert.

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    Re: sort of

    Probably hadn't had their first cup of coffee of the day. I'm told this is a problem for some people! I wouldn't know - I don't drink the stuff.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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