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In a seated position
“At the moment a large proportion of motherhood seems to be spent worrying about the fact that Tommy still can't manage to get up into a sitting position on his own.”
In seated position
A period of time when a law court holds sessions
“He was remanded in custody at a special sitting of Cork District Court yesterday, to appear again this morning.”
Present participle for adopt or be in a position in which one's weight is supported by one's buttocks rather than one's feet and one's back is upright
“Janine needed to sit down after taking everything in, so she grabbed a chair and sat next to him.”
Present participle for hold a meeting
“Future Legislative Assemblies, as the successors to the Constituent were to be called, were to contain 745 seats and sit for two years.”
Present participle for be or remain in a particular position or state
“To the right of the throne room, two small buildings sit side by side.”
Present participle for serve as a member of a council, jury, or other official body
“Its members sit for five years, except for student representatives who hold their positions for one year.”
Present participle for be harmonious with
“Canberra's policies do not sit easily with many members with long memories.”
Present participle for to pose for a painting or photograph
“Daniel Rowland was a self-effacing man, who only once consented to sit for his portrait.”
“I wonder if she'll be able to get Mrs Hillman to sit.”
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