He was sitting in a chair next to the window.
She sat across from me during dinner.
The children sat cross-legged on the floor playing a game.
Are you going to sit there and watch TV all day?
Don't just sit there—do something!
She walked around the table and sat across from me.
She sat the toddler in the chair.
The cat likes to sit by the window.
The bird sat on the ledge.
The limousine is sitting outside. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Talent manager Tracy Gershon and music journalist Robert K. Oermann sat on the panel alongside him.—Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 Waldon sat for a transcribed interview before the Ways and Means Committee on Friday.—Erin B. Logan, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Patrick sat at the helm of the Senate floor, in the dais.—Olivia Osteen, ABC News, 11 Sep. 2023 The park has five campgrounds, including Wheeler Peak Campground, which sits at 10,000 feet.—Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 11 Sep. 2023 The field hospital, which is equipped for surgery, did not yet have any patients early Monday as soldiers rushed to complete it, and several ambulances nearby sat idle.—Kareem Fahim, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 The minor contact didn’t sit well with Elliott, who bumped Larson back when the cars got back on the track.—Dave Skretta, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2023 Those sitting near Biden included Secretary of State Antony Blinken and special climate envoy John F. Kerry, whose political career was marked by his service in the Vietnam War and then his opposition to it.—Matt Viser and Meryl Kornfield, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2023 The homes and buildings sit several feet above the boulevard.—WSJ, 31 Aug. 2023
Rhoda is super smart and shows it with her wide variety of tricks, including sit, down and even beg.—Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 16 May 2023 For a long sit, nothing beats a pop-up, hub-style ground blind and a comfortable chair.—Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 14 Mar. 2023 Audio via Jerry Berrier In May, Ms. Courchesne hosted a big sit alongside Jerry Berrier, a blind birder, on an All Person’s Trail near Ipswich, Mass.—Alexandra Marvar, New York Times, 3 Aug. 2023 The days of Roman’s quirky little sits are over, and the very online are mourning the final Succession Sunday on Twitter.—Vulture, 29 May 2023 The seat cushion is thick and comfortable for long sits, but sticks out and can be bulky if walking in tight brush.—Justin Park, Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2023 The First Sit There’s always something special about the first sit of the year on a bear bait.—Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, 25 May 2023 In addition to the dash — a staggered 1.5- and 2.5-mile dog walk/run — there was a doggie leap or limbo contest, a best singing duo contest, a doggie musical sit contest, silly pet trick contest, peanut butter lick-off contest, vendors and much more.—oregonlive, 13 May 2023 Only so many quirky sits, bad raps, and yaoi overtones the show can endure.—Vulture, 19 Mar. 2023 See More
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Middle English sitten, from Old English sittan; akin to Old High German sizzen to sit, Latin sedēre, Greek hezesthai to sit, hedra seat