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
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This includes the scene in which Victoria Beckham is interviewed about her childhood while sitting on a couch.—Katharina Fuchs, Glamour, 17 Nov. 2023 It is also located on a large campus sitting on over a hundred acres of land.—Adam Sabes, Fox News, 17 Nov. 2023 Israel has yet to produce findings that corroborate its claims that al-Shifa sits atop a Hamas headquarters and was central to the militant group’s operations in northern Gaza.—Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 To know that there were so many kids sitting with their family, turning on the TV and seeing themselves in this performance just gave me goosebumps.—Stephen Daw, Billboard, 16 Nov. 2023 Alice wanders down the stairs into the home’s dark basement and finds a teddy bear sitting on the floor.—Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 The defendant's mother sat stoically while her father and sister both left the courtroom, the latter visibly weeping.—Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Cassini was crashed into Saturn, Opportunity sits covered in dust.—Jaime Green, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2023 Guitarist Tom Morello sits on the Nominating Committee, and was very public with his hopes that Rage would enter this year.—Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023
The durable fabric is waterproof, yet breathable, and the thick cushion rebounds, even after long sits.—Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 10 Oct. 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 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