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sitting

verb
present participle of sit

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1 to rest on the buttocks or haunches
  • everybody needs to sit down because it's time for class

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2 to cause to sit down
  • the host had to sit some of the guests on the porch

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3 to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop
  • we didn't want to disturb the hens, as they were sitting

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4 to occupy a place or location
  • the monument that sits at the entrance to the battlefield

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The first known use of sitting was before the 12th century

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“Sitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sitting. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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