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In a seated or sedentary position
“At the moment, a large proportion of motherhood seems to be spent worrying about the fact that Tommy still can't manage to get up into a sitting position on his own.”
Situated or established in a particular place or location
A period of time when a session is held, typically in a court of law
“He was remanded in custody at a special sitting of Cork District Court yesterday, to appear again this morning.”
A formal council summoned to discuss important governmental issues
(caring for) Looking after someone or something
Present participle for to adopt or be in a position in which one's weight is supported by one's buttocks
“I was flabbergasted by the oven's vast number of features and needed to sit immediately to take it all in.”
Present participle for to hold a meeting
“The committee would sit for hours as they decided on the best course of action.”
Present participle for to remain or be located in a particular position or state
“To the right of the throne room, two small buildings sit side by side.”
Present participle for to serve as a member of a council, jury, or other official body
“Its members sit for five years, except for student representatives who hold their positions for one year.”
(sit with) Present participle for to be harmonious with
“Its aristocratic tendencies sit badly with the meritocratic facts of Scottish life.”
Present participle for to put or place something in a given location or position
“This allows us to sit the frame up against the artwork or photograph to see how it will complement or clash with the piece.”
(of a table, room, or building) Present participle for to be large enough for (a specified number of seated people)
“The 6,000 square-foot restaurant will sit about 200 people in the dining area and bar.”
Present participle for to pose for a painting or photograph
“Daniel Rowland was a self-effacing man, who only once consented to sit for his portrait.”
Present participle for to mind a child or infant
“We could try to get Mrs. Hillman to sit while we go out for dinner.”
Present participle for to keep an egg warm, allowing it to hatch
“When none of the hens would sit, Kyra was despondent.”
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