sit still

idiom

: to sit without moving around
You can't expect young children to sit still for that long.

Examples of sit still in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Better for older children who can sit still in the narrow dining room. Jessamine Chan, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 Eliminated from the top 12 on April 30, 2023, the singer from the nation of Georgia didn’t sit still. Fred Bronson, Billboard, 7 May 2024 They’ve been trained to sit still and perform repetitive work, first by a teacher, then by a manager. Amy X. Wang, New York Times, 7 May 2024 But Israel is not a U.S. proxy, so Washington cannot guarantee that Netanyahu will sit still. Ali Vaez, Foreign Affairs, 15 Apr. 2024 Far from any nefarious plot, photography experts said the photo may simply have been edited to circumvent the challenge of getting three kids to sit still and smile all at the same time. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2024 Part of that show of respect is to remain reverent during this event and to refrain from eating, sleeping, or going outside, instead taking the time to pray and sit still. The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2024 The girl seemed hesitant to eat the food at first, and continued to sit still even after it was brought to her. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 But the impromptu musical performances stopped seven months ago, and Treat's tractors now sit still. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024

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“Sit still.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sit%20still. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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