请教一句英文

BabyfishA
楼主 (北美华人网)
The arbitrator functions as a sensitive instrument of sorts, accurately recording the relative strengths of the parties and making sure that the lion gets his share.

主要是第一句话不明白,of sorts 我查到是 名不副实的,那么这句话是它是不是一个sensitive instrument呢?
Thanks!
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northernpike
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Not the best but still is.
BabyfishA
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Not the best but still is.
northernpike 发表于 9/19/2016 2:19:40 PM
多谢!make sense多了

那of sorts有没有褒贬色彩啊?纯粹就是说这个sensitive的程度而不具有贬义是么?
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BlueNDGold
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The arbitrator functions as a sensitive instrument of sorts, accurately recording the relative strengths of the parties and making sure that th......
BabyfishA 发表于 9/19/2016 2:14:23 PM

"of sorts" means 一种.  In this case, it means "the arbitrator" functions as a type of sensitive instrument.
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northernpike
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"Of sort" can be read neutrally as "a type of" or disparagingly as "somewhat"/"to a degree" depending on the context.
BabyfishA
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谢谢 northernpike 和BlueNDgold~