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Assort  v. i.  To agree; to be in accordance; to be adapted; to suit; to fall into a class or place.

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"Assort" Quotes from Famous Books

... would have murdered his sister: murder shall be everlastingly muttered in your ears; nor will your going then avail you, for your character shall go with you, and the very blackguards with whom you delight to assort, shall avoid you as being too bad even for their society. Go now, Mr Lynch—go at once;—leave your sister to happiness which you cannot prevent; and she at least shall know nothing of your iniquity, ...
— The Kellys and the O'Kellys • Anthony Trollope

... in her sickness. She named the lily-of-the-valley and rose buds. "I love the white flowers," said she. "If you think best, let them be represented in some simple way... One great desire which I have had was to assort some leaves of flowers into forms for you. As my bouquets fell to pieces; I gathered the best petals, and leaves, and sprigs, and I have them in a book;" which, at her request, I then reached for her. I turned the pages. The book was full of beautiful relics from tokens of remembrance ...
— Catharine • Nehemiah Adams

... memory seemed to assort a vast mine of treasures of the past. Of that letter Stewart had written to her brother she saw vivid words. But ah! she had known, and if it had not made any difference then, now it made all in the ...
— The Light of Western Stars • Zane Grey

... one, if it could somehow be set in operation. And these people trusted to luck to start that part of the mind in operation. Or rather, they would saturate their conscious mind with a mass of material, like stuffing the stomach with food, and then bid the subconscious mind assort, separate, arrange and digest the mental food, just as does the stomach and digestive apparatus digest the natural food—outside of the realm of consciousness or volition. In none of the cases mentioned ...
— A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga • Yogi Ramacharaka

... spoke but little, and when she did, with more dignity and gravity than usual. On rising from the table, she unlocked the sideboard, and taking from it a basket of silver, she said, "I would thank you, Cousin Sabina, to assort these forks and spoons for me. It will be something of a task, as they have to go to half a dozen different places. When you have got through I will look over them to see that all is right;" and she was hurrying off to ...
— Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848 • Various

... necessary to know how cigars are made. A lot of tobacco is worked up into say 50,000. After they are all made, they are turned over to be assorted, according to color and class, and are packed and marked. The fillers are all alike, it is the wrappers that make the difference. To assort the colors a very, correct eye is required, and those who do this part of the work make better wages than ...
— Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce • E. R. Billings

... strange to see, how every fragment, whenever it is possible, has been blended into some modern structure, and made to serve some modern purpose— a wall, a dwelling-place, a granary, a stable—some use for which it never was designed, and associated with which it cannot otherwise than lamely assort. It is stranger still, to see how many ruins of the old mythology: how many fragments of obsolete legend and observance: have been incorporated into the worship of Christian altars here; and how, in numberless ...
— Pictures from Italy • Charles Dickens

... forehead—the clear blue eye, that, undimmed by years, gleamed bright and pale from under its shaggy grey pent-house—the features, usually so stern and stoical, now melted into the unwonted expression of rapturous joy, affection, and gratitude—were all those of David Deans; and so happily did they assort together, that, should I ever again see my friends Wilkie or Allan, I will try to borrow or steal from them a sketch of this ...
— The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

Words linked to "Assort" :   go steady, catalog, catalogue, keep company, sort, unitize, assortment, size, see, number, separate, consort, grade, dichotomise, classify, categorize, interact, count, reclassify, stereotype, group, associate, ally, categorise, companion, dichotomize, go out, refer, isolate, compare, company, stamp, sort out, affiliate

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