Ay man, I can tell thee sic news of Dan as thou never heard'st; he has sitten at his supper hand and neive wi' the deil.
Eleutherius died in the yeare 186, when he had sitten bishop 15 yeares.
Thus came to a period a parliament which had sitten during the whole course of this reign, one year excepted.
Saying: The scribes and the Pharisees have sitten on the chair of Moses.
Nearer in size however, in the mountain fittings of the landscape, are the twin hills of sitten.
I had sitten down by my uncle's fireside, and felt unwilling to rise.
He looks like a man that had sitten up at cards all night, or a stale drunkard wakened in the midst of his sleep.
They are thus like the Latin word "moral," from mores, or the German sittlich, from sitten.
They distinguish only between good and bad mores (sitten und Unsitten), without regard to their origin.
All who had sitten in any illegal high court of justice were disabled from bearing offices.
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.