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What does "sort of" mean here?

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Rebecca

In this context, "sort of" is just a filler word that doesn't have any specific meaning. "Sort of" can be used anywhere you want because there are no rules on where to put in a sentence. Ex: I was thinking sort of doing the same thing. "Sort of" also means "slightly", "a little". Ex: I am sort of hungry. Ex: I feel sort of tired.

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