sitting face to face with a Satmar man schooling her in atavistic Satmar rules was the last place she wanted to be.
With relish, she gave the example of La Bonne Soupe, a restaurant in Manhattan near where we were sitting.
“It is an insult to be paid so little money,” says Belia, sitting in the dark living room of their tiny home.
A woman who was sitting with the father would later tell police that she ducked down and covered her ears as he returned fire.
Imam Musri, sitting in his office in Orlando, about 100 miles south of Gainesville, was convinced that Jones didn't have a choice.
"But his sitting there eating in that—that shirt—" said his sister.
When she came in, Jim was sitting erect and stern-faced, sorting papers.
Nat found Mrs. Parloe sitting in an easy chair by a front window.
When Mr Hope returned, he found Margaret sitting alone at the tea-table.
Ulyth and Lizzie Lonsdale were sitting cosily in the latter's bedroom.
early 13c., verbal noun from sit (v.). Meaning "a meeting of a body" is from c.1400. Meaning "interval during which one sits" (for some purpose, especially to have one's portrait taken) is from 1706. Sitting-room first recorded 1771. Slang sitting duck "easy target" first recorded 1944; literal sense is from 1867 (it is considered not sporting to shoot at one).
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.