For a while we sit quietly digging through pieces of fish, the tiny bones getting stuck in our teeth.
We used to sit in her house and everything outside was made for us.
Every season we sit down with the creator and say ‘Tell us what the next year will be like.’
It is a miracle meal small enough to sit in the palm of your hand: Plumpy'nut therapeutic food.
Disgruntled Obama supporters planning to sit out the midterms are making “a horrible mistake,” he said.
"Just so," rejoined the Italian, with a hardihood that seemed to sit easily upon him.
The fire is real enough to warm me; I can sit in the chair; the things are real enough to eat.
And we'll sit outside and tell stories, stories of brigands and the sea.
sit down; for you cannot stand under the tempest of your own feelings.
There—I'll sit up, and be proper, and you'll have plenty of room.
Old English sittan "to occupy a seat, be seated, sit down, seat oneself; remain, continue; settle, encamp, occupy; lie in wait; besiege" (class V strong verb; past tense sæt, past participle seten), from Proto-Germanic *setjan (cf. Old Saxon sittian, Old Norse sitja, Danish sidde, Old Frisian sitta, Middle Dutch sitten, Dutch zitten, Old High German sizzan, German sitzen, Gothic sitan), from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
With past tense sat, formerly also set, now restricted to dialect, and sate, now archaic; and past participle sat, formerly sitten. In reference to a legislative assembly, from 1510s. Meaning "to baby-sit" is recorded from 1966.
To sit back "be inactive" is from 1943. To sit on one's hands was originally "to withhold applause" (1926); later, "to do nothing" (1959). To sit around "be idle, do nothing" is 1915, American English. To sit out "not take part" is from 1650s. Sitting pretty is from 1916.