sit through

phrasal verb

sat through; sitting through; sits through
: to go to (something) and stay until the end
We had to sit through another boring meeting.

Examples of sit through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Few areas of public life display that fear more vividly than development proposals, as anyone who has sat through a contentious zoning hearing can attest. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 Who would sit through days of bureaucratic meetings just to observe? Lisa Song, ProPublica, 10 May 2024 The historic nature of the trial -- the first time in nearly 150 years that a Cabinet secretary was impeached -- contrasted with the almost routine feel of the proceedings after senators have sat through two previous impeachment trials against former President Donald Trump in 2020 and 2021. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 18 Apr. 2024 After a long two days of court naps and having to sit through mean memes, Donald Trump took to Truth Social to throw a tantrum. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 17 Apr. 2024 The setup of the doc is fascinating: Belichick sat for interviews with all the enthusiasm of his friend Donald Trump sitting through an E. Jean Carroll hearing. Stephen Rodrick, Variety, 13 Mar. 2024 Walsh had a fierce devotion to detail and a photographic memory that gave him the ability to sit through hours of court hearings taking notes only sparingly, then reproduce lengthy — and accurate — quotes for his stories. Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr. 2024 Each sat through a scene in all its edges and color, hyperreal to surreal, and walked on. Sophie Yun Mancini, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Mar. 2024 All 17 jurors have sat through the entire trial, not knowing who will be excused at the end as an alternate. Gina Kaufman, Detroit Free Press, 5 Feb. 2024

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“Sit through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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