sitting down


: putting oneself into a sitting position
He called just as we were sitting down to eat.
: in a sitting position
She made sure everyone was sitting down before she began.

Examples of sitting down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Bowser tells it, the two embraced before sitting down to talk. Jonathan O'Connell, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 Think about your goals and your family's long-term aspirations, and then consider sitting down with a financial advisor. Carolina Pichardo, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 This is our first time sitting down at a restaurant and just being able to enjoy that together. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 The debut episode sees James and Redick sitting down over some glasses of wine to talk basketball strategy. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2024 Yet after channeling Jean’s late sister to her customer’s satisfaction, things get shakier when she’s pulled into sitting down with Dr. Patel’s wife Tracy (Sarah Goldberg) to get at the root of her unhappiness. Stephen Saito, Variety, 16 Mar. 2024 Back in 2020, after years of being mentioned on Williams' show, Chyna decided to set the record straight, sitting down with the then-host for an interview about her life and headline-fueling entanglements with the Kardashians. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 In a video, the otters could be seen sitting down to a festive meal curated by their caretakers, where classic Thanksgiving food items were replaced with fishier options that were safe for the animals to consume. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 11 Feb. 2024 The President described sitting down for his interview with Hur’s team on October 8 and 9, the two days following Hamas’ deadly massacre in Israel. Brian Bennett, TIME, 8 Feb. 2024

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“Sitting down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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