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To run in trust
To run in with
To run into the ground
To run mad
To run mad after
To run off
To run on
To run out
To run over
To run riot
To run the gantlet
To run the guard
To run through
To run to seed
To run up
To run wild
To run with
To sag to leeward
To sail fine
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To saint it
To salt a mine
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To salt down
To save appearances
To save one's bacon
To savor of the pan
To say amen to
To say grace

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sort Sort, n. [F. sorie (cf. It. sorta, sorte), from L. sors, sorti, a lot, part, probably akin to serere to connect. See Series, and cf. Assort, Consort, Resort, Sorcery, Sort lot.] 1. A kind or species; any number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities; a class or order; as, a sort of men; a sort of horses; a sort of trees; a sort of poems. 2. Manner; form of being or acting. Which for my part I covet to perform, In sort as through the world I did proclaim. --Spenser. Flowers, in such sort worn, can neither be smelt nor seen well by those that wear them. --Hooker. I'll deceive you in another sort. --Shak. To Adam in what sort Shall I appear? --Milton. I shall not be wholly without praise, if in some sort I have copied his style. --Dryden. 3. Condition above the vulgar; rank. [Obs.] --Shak. 4. A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals. [Obs.] ``A sort of shepherds.'' --Spenser. ``A sort of steers.'' --Spenser. ``A sort of doves.'' --Dryden. ``A sort of rogues.'' --Massinger. A boy, a child, and we a sort of us, Vowed against his voyage. --Chapman. 5. A pair; a set; a suit. --Johnson. 6. pl. (Print.) Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered. Out of sorts (Print.), with some letters or sorts of type deficient or exhausted in the case or font; hence, colloquially, out of order; ill; vexed; disturbed. To run upon sorts (Print.), to use or require a greater number of some particular letters, figures, or marks than the regular proportion, as, for example, in making an index. Syn: Kind; species; rank; condition. Usage: Sort, Kind. Kind originally denoted things of the same family, or bound together by some natural affinity; and hence, a class. Sort signifies that which constitutes a particular lot of parcel, not implying necessarily the idea of affinity, but of mere assemblage. the two words are now used to a great extent interchangeably, though sort (perhaps from its original meaning of lot) sometimes carries with it a slight tone of disparagement or contempt, as when we say, that sort of people, that sort of language.



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