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- adj. Irritable or somewhat unwell, with vague medical symptoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell; unhappy; cross. See under Sort, n.
- n. with some letters or sorts of type deficient or exhausted in the case or font; hence, colloquially, out of order; ill; vexed; disturbed.
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a letter from her, ma'am, myself, but that I was rather out of sorts with her; for happening to meet her, the day as you went, walking on them Pantiles, with some of her quality binding, when I was not dressed out quite in my best becomes, she made as if she did not know me.
… Margaret Thatcher seems to be out of sorts with the men both at NATO and the Economic Summit.
Now Kohokumu was a bore, and I was squeamishly out of sorts with him for his volubleness, but I could not help admiring him as watched him go down.
I am very tired this evening, I have had a fatigueing day; the children have been out of sorts this whole week; Eva was tired and excited by her visit to Limerick and has scarcely recovered from it, while Loring was unfitted for study by his holiday.
She had seemed out of sorts for the past couple of days, but when I had mentioned this to Lea, she dismissed it as holiday grumps.
Apparently not in the least tired or out of sorts because of the journey, he sat at his ease yarning with two men going to Cardwell.
A realization that put him severely out of sorts and sent him with Poplicola, the brothers Decidius Saxa, and Dellius to inspect the priest-kingdom of Ma at Comana, not far distant from Eusebeia Mazaca.