Usage examples for assort

  1. Taken in their entirety they showed nothing save that the girl was poor, therefore he began mentally to assort them, one by one. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  2. I am not sure that Bagster has had a more difficult time than his predecessors, who have attempted to assort their historical material. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  3. Workmen, when she arrived, were moving out cases and chairs, and Mr. Brauer, eagerly falling upon her, begged her to clean out her desk, and to help him assort the papers in some of the other desks and cabinets. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  4. " I wonder," he muttered to himself, " if marriages are really made in heaven, why they don't assort people better." – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  5. Looking first at the confused mass of notes, all " head and tail," and then scanning the appearance of my customer, he began his task; but with all his practice it took him a quarter of an hour to assort the payment. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  6. If one reflects too, that every individual student, out of the multitude of dogs, selects that one which seems to assort itself most completely with his pleasure and humour, one sees probably therein the ground of the observation which we once heard made by an intelligent English lady, who asserted that there was always visible a great likeness between the dog and his master. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  7. The genius is one who has sympathy, tact, good sense, and practicality, combined with his talent to select, assort group and arrange the numerous objects necessary to create an atmosphere. – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  8. These decorations are still- thanks to the purity of the air of Paris- as fresh as if only a year painted, and are of great beauty; so much so, that it will be not only very expensive but very difficult to assort the furniture to them; and, unfortunately, there is not a single meuble in the house. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  9. 2. Assort the grapes before using, removing all decayed, green, or broken ones, using only perfect berries. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  10. If you are kind enough to assort the books we put up yesterday, oblige me by going through the armoury. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  11. There is no help except to set books upon their planes and assort them into their categories- which is merely to define them before beginning to criticize. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  12. Dry shell crater upon shell crater upon shell crater- all bordering one another until some fresh salvo shall fall and assort the old group of craters into a new one, to be reassorted again and again as the days go on. – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  13. It was therefore necessary to assort the baggage: much had to be returned to Gondokoro with the Englishmen. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  14. Mr. Elwell, of Miss Barton's staff, was taking care of two or three thousand refugees at Firmeza, a small village in the hills back of Siboney, and we hoped soon to enter the harbor of Santiago, discharge the cargo of the State of Texas at a pier, assort it in a warehouse, and prosecute the work of relief upon a more extensive scale. – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  15. Trannel said it was lucky they wanted two, since there were no more, and he put himself in authority to assort the party. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. The results were not fully recognized as linkage, because white and rudimentary are so far apart in the chromosome that they seemed to assort freely from each other. – Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila by Thomas Hunt Morgan Calvin B. Bridges