Origin of sofa
Examples from the Web for sofa
I thanked him, sat down on the sofa, and sipped it through the straw.
The party was full and I found a sofa near a makeshift bar in the corner.
Darren was the kind of man who'd lug a sofa bed up three flights of stairs without a whisper of complaint.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By Adam Grannick for the Moral Courage Project The two men sit across from each other on a sofa, like old friends.
The average guy off the sofa is not going to be able to operate this system.
The countess bounded up on the sofa and the duke wiped his forehead with his handkerchief.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
She turns as pale as ashes, and drops back on the sofa, and says, faintly: 'It is my husband.The Queen of Hearts|Wilkie Collins
When she turned round at last, she saw him sitting on the sofa, his cheeks wet with tears.Married|August Strindberg
Without a word Miriam Challoner went over to the sofa, and soon gave way to the first sleep she had had in many days.The Red Mouse|William Hamilton Osborne
Richard Arden sat down on a sofa, and Mr. Longcluse threw himself into a chair.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Word Origin for sofa
1620s, "raised section of a floor, covered with carpets and cushions," from Turkish sofa, from Arabic suffah "bench of stone or wood; a couch." Meaning "long stuffed seat for reclining" is recorded from 1717.