A place providing a close view of something, as in We lived right next door, so we had ringside seats for their quarrels. This term presumably came from boxing, where it denotes the seats just outside the boxing ring. [c. 1860]
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They want to change bad behaviors—tobacco, alcohol, using a seat belt, anything.
On the Democratic side, many expect former Rep. Mike McMahon to make another run at the seat.
Interestingly, if Grimm is expelled, he is not legally prohibited from running in the special election for his seat.
This means every Senate seat will be Republican, and 80 percent of the House seats will be, too.
There, he allegedly pulled her into the back seat of his black Pontiac.
Aristide replaced the baby, and with a complicated arrangement of string fastened it securely to the seat.
Pierre Van Cortlandt, a distinguished revolutionary patriot, died at his seat at Croton river, aged 94.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Aristide clambered back to his seat, took the child on his knees, and commiserated it profoundly.
He deposited it on the vacant seat, clambered up behind the wheel, and started.
De Castellor was now in his seat; and when Castanos came off; the Duke was stunned into stupor, overcome by the illimitable ruin.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter