[ verb ] be seated
Used in print(The Miami Herald...)
So the Christian_Youth_Crusade against Communisn developed and more_than 300 top teenagers and 65 adult advisers from Presbyterian_churches of the area sat enthralled at the four-hour program .("National Affairs"...)
Sitting quietly on an equally big pork_barrel was another Judge_Smith ally , Georgia 's Carl_Vinson , chairman of the Armed_Services Committee .(Alfred Wright, "A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget"...)
Palmer was now putting merely for a tie , and Player , who was sitting beside his wife and watching it all on television in Tournament_Chairman_Clifford_Roberts ' clubhouse apartment , stared in amazement when Palmer missed the putt .("Sports"...)
I came_back , sitting by my locker , feeling real low , and the kid walks over to me , looks up , and says :(The Atlanta Constitution...)
`` The county , though , seems more interested in those people who do n't even try , those who sit and draw welfare checks and line_up for surplus food '' .
[ verb ] sit around, often unused
"The object sat in the corner"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
There the objective sat , brooding over all .
From the east to the west coast of the Korean_peninsula was a strip of land in which fear filled men were at that same moment furtively crawling through the night , sitting in sweaty anticipation of any movement or sound , or shouting amidst confused rifle flashes and muzzle blasts .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
A Newfoundland sat solemnly beside a doghouse half his size .(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
Rather_than sit around waiting for the suitcases to be delivered , they had gone sight-seeing .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
Still she was not sorry he sat by her , but in_fact was flattered .
[ verb ] take a seat
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Within a week after the injury , suffered in St._Louis 's victory in the final game of the Kentucky tournament , Nordmann was sitting on the Bill 's bench doing what he could to help Benington .(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Scotty 's father sat sprawled in his chair , angular , alert as a cricket , looking about at the huge stainless-steel appointments of the room with an expression of proprietorship .(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
It was next day that Sojourner came and sat beside him and took his hand .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
The light supper over , Claire went to him and , slipping an arm about his shoulder , sat on his knee .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
There were not many chairs , so that some preferred to sit on the edge of the porch , resting their feet on the ground , and_others liked to sit where they could lean_back against the wall .
[ verb ] be in session, as of courts of law, for example
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
Since the hero , a sterling and upright fellow , is a rich Brown senior , while two Yalies are cast as virtual rapists , I suppose I should disqualify myself from sitting in judgment on `` Where_the_Boys_are '' , but I shall do nothing of the sort .(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Ordinary politeness may have militated against this opinion being stated so badly but anyone with a wide acquaintance in both groups and who has sat through the many round_tables , workshops or panel_discussions - whatever they are called - on this subject will recognize that the final , boiled_down crux_of_the_matter is education .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
The judge became ill just as the Colfax_District_Court convened , no substitute was brought_in , no criminal cases heard , only 5 out of 122 cases docketed were tried , and court adjourned sine_die after sitting a_few days instead_of the usual three weeks .
[ verb ] assume a posture as for artistic purposes
"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
Here he sketched , sitting in their flowing gowns of linen and silk , young_girls not_yet twenty , some about to be married , some married a year or two .
[ verb ] (transportation) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
"She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
Used in print(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
Why did these yokels still wear boots , anyway , when most had scarcely sat a horse in years ?