As Whitman continued to squirm, Schwarzenegger, sitting just to her left, smiled broadly and laughed loudly.
The last thing Boyd says he remembers is sitting in the front seat of the car outside the party, drinking liquor.
Toward the back of the dance floor, Britney Spears and Gaga were sitting in opposite booths.
Further, the firm had already received $10 billion in TARP money and was sitting on $100 billion in cash.
With relish, she gave the example of La Bonne Soupe, a restaurant in Manhattan near where we were sitting.
"But his sitting there eating in that—that shirt—" said his sister.
Mrs. Rushton was sitting at her work, in rather a disconsolate frame of mind.
Nat found Mrs. Parloe sitting in an easy chair by a front window.
His nephew, with his coat stripped off, was sitting on the side of the bed.
Ulyth and Lizzie Lonsdale were sitting cosily in the latter's bedroom.
early 13c., verbal noun from sit (v.). Meaning "a meeting of a body" is from c.1400. Meaning "interval during which one sits" (for some purpose, especially to have one's portrait taken) is from 1706. Sitting-room first recorded 1771. Slang sitting duck "easy target" first recorded 1944; literal sense is from 1867 (it is considered not sporting to shoot at one).
Old English sittan "to occupy a seat, be seated, sit down, seat oneself; remain, continue; settle, encamp, occupy; lie in wait; besiege" (class V strong verb; past tense sæt, past participle seten), from Proto-Germanic *setjan (cf. Old Saxon sittian, Old Norse sitja, Danish sidde, Old Frisian sitta, Middle Dutch sitten, Dutch zitten, Old High German sizzan, German sitzen, Gothic sitan), from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
With past tense sat, formerly also set, now restricted to dialect, and sate, now archaic; and past participle sat, formerly sitten. In reference to a legislative assembly, from 1510s. Meaning "to baby-sit" is recorded from 1966.
To sit back "be inactive" is from 1943. To sit on one's hands was originally "to withhold applause" (1926); later, "to do nothing" (1959). To sit around "be idle, do nothing" is 1915, American English. To sit out "not take part" is from 1650s. Sitting pretty is from 1916.
the attitude generally assumed in Palestine by those who were engaged in any kind of work. "The carpenter saws, planes, and hews with his hand-adze, sitting on the ground or upon the plank he is planning. The washerwoman sits by the tub; and, in a word, no one stands when it is possible to sit. Shopkeepers always sit, and Levi sitting at the receipt of custom (Matt. 9:9) is the exact way to state the case.", Thomson, Land and Book.