I went to the restroom, and when I came back, she had his cellphone and was standing up at the table.
In so doing, you discover, you bring so much more to the table now that the notion of lost time is a moot one.
The officer passed a form across the table and handed me a ballpoint pen, and I realized that this was war.
The box of doughnuts in the middle of the table went untouched.
From a window in a room on the ground floor, we gazed out at the courtyard to Block 11, standing on a table in the room.
When these were arranged upon the table to his satisfaction, they sat down to tea.
He led her, unresisting, around to the couch at the other side of the table.
Mr. Bentham turned over some papers which lay upon the table before him.
She arose, and would have gone around the table to him, but he met her with open arms.
The boy laid the poster on the table where she could read it again, word for word.
late 12c., "board, slab, plate," from Old French table "board, plank, writing table, picture" (11c.), and late Old English tabele, from West Germanic *tabal (cf. Old High German zabel, German Tafel), both the French and Germanic words from Latin tabula "a board, plank, table," originally "small flat slab or piece" usually for inscriptions or for games, of uncertain origin, related to Umbrian tafle "on the board."
The sense of "piece of furniture with the flat top and legs" first recorded c.1300 (the usual Latin word for this was mensa (see mensa); Old English writers used bord (see board (n.1)). The meaning "arrangement of numbers or other figures for convenience" is recorded from late 14c. (e.g. table of contents, mid-15c.).
Figurative phrase turn the tables (1630s) is from backgammon (in Old and Middle English the game was called tables). Table talk is attested from 1560s, translating Latin colloquia mensalis. To table-hop is first recorded 1956. The adjectival phrase under-the-table "hidden from view" is recorded from 1949; under the table "passed out from excess drinking" is recorded from 1921. Table tennis is recorded from 1887.
in parliamentary sense, 1718, originally "to lay on the (speaker's) table for discussion," from table (n.). But in U.S. political jargon it has chiefly the sense of "to postpone indefinitely" (1866). Related: Tabled; tabling.
table ta·ble (tā'bəl)
An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface.
An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.
An abbreviated list, as of contents; a synopsis.
The inner or outer flat layer of bones of the skull separated by the diploë.
A tabloid newspaper: just be sure the other tabs and the London papers don't have track pictures either (1990s+)