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Definitions of sitting

  1. the act of assuming a certain position ( as for a photograph or portrait); " he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
  2. a meeting of spiritualists; " the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
  3. ( of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks; " the seated Madonna"; " the audience remained seated"
  4. not moving and therefore easy to attack; " a sitting target"
  5. the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position; " he read the mystery at one sitting"
  6. a session as of a legislature or court
  7. ( photography) the act of assuming a certain position ( as for a photograph or portrait); " he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
  8. of Sit
  9. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
  10. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
  11. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
  12. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
  13. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.
  14. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
  15. Resting on the haunches; perching; pertaining to, or used for, sitting.
  16. The state, position, or act, of one who sits; a seat in a church, etc.; a session or meeting; time during which one sits; set of eggs for hatching.
  17. State of resting on a seat: a seat: the act or time of resting in a posture for a painter to take a likeness: an official meeting to transact business: uninterrupted application to anything for a time: the time during which one continues at anything: a resting on eggs for hatching.
  18. State or time of resting on a seat; session.
  19. The act or position of one who sits; a seat.
  20. A session or term.
  21. An incubation.
  22. Resting on the haunches; perching; incubating; holding court; sessile.
  23. The posturo of being on a seat; the setting one's self on a seat; the time of sitting; a seat in the pew of a church; a session; incubation.
  24. A seat or place, as in a church; the actual meeting of any body of men; the time for which one sits, as for a painter to take the likeness, at play, & c.
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Usage examples for sitting

  1. " I know that," said Rollo; " and so we will rest, sitting down by the road side." – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  2. Why, here, now, he cried, while I have been sitting listening to you, it was as though the boy I used to be had come back to talk to me, bringing my old ideals, the old enthusiasm. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  3. You must excuse my sitting down so near to you without seeing you. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. From where I was sitting I saw suddenly a strange thing. – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. " Well, I have some good news," he said and smiled, sitting down. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  6. It was a sitting- room. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  7. There was a second door in the sitting- room, which happened to be left open. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  8. I saw it- sitting back in the shadows. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  9. Now I think we'll go on, if you don't mind sitting a little longer. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  10. I was sitting by myself one night very late, reading. – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  11. " She does that herself, sitting down and going from step to step," she said, and then added, " but it is hard work for her, and it takes her a very long time." – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  12. Much sitting, much sitting! – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  13. Some Arabs sitting near, asked me to buy. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. The whole party had by this time gone into Mrs. Pond's sitting- room. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  15. Christopher explained that they were to have dinner together in his own sitting- room as soon as they had seen Aymer. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  16. He was sitting near the table. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  17. She was therefore sitting alone when Bertram entered the room. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
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