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She had sorted her laundry with several colored pieces to one side.

These leavings were conveyed to the market cellars and there sorted.

In the kitchen he sorted the wet garments and hung them about the cook stove.

The papers rustled in the Baron's fingers as he shuffled and sorted them.

It would never have sorted with my inclinations to have turned man-at-arms.

But it sorted excellently with what Mr. Caryll knew of the nature of this father of his.

The girl pulled the sheets from the machine and sorted them while I was stabbing the buzzer.

Roberts had looked after what he could, and sorted the rest, ready for me.

But she sorted them out, commencing from the first one to answer them.

The clams were dumped on deck, afterward to be washed and sorted.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French sorte "class, kind," from Latin sortem (nominative sors) "lot; fate, destiny; share, portion; rank, category; sex, class, oracular response, prophecy," from PIE root *ser- (3) "to line up" (cf. Latin serere "to arrange, attach, join;" see series). The sense evolution in Vulgar Latin is from "what is allotted to one by fate," to "fortune, condition," to "rank, class, order." Out of sorts "not in usual good condition" is attested from 1620s, with literal sense of "out of stock."

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