Definition of sith
1. sit [ v ] be seatedUsed in print:
(The Miami Herald...)
So the Christian_Youth_Crusade against Communisn developed and more_than 300 top teenagers and 65 adult advisers from Presbyterian_churches of the area sat enthralled at the four-hour program .
Sitting quietly on an equally big pork_barrel was another Judge_Smith ally , Georgia 's Carl_Vinson , chairman of the Armed_Services Committee .
(Alfred Wright, "A Duel Golfers Will Never Forget"...)
Palmer was now putting merely for a tie , and Player , who was sitting beside his wife and watching it all on television in Tournament_Chairman_Clifford_Roberts ' clubhouse apartment , stared in amazement when Palmer missed the putt .
I came_back , sitting by my locker , feeling real low , and the kid walks over to me , looks up , and says :
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
`` The county , though , seems more interested in those people who do n't even try , those who sit and draw welfare checks and line_up for surplus food '' .Synonyms sit sit_down Related Terms stand lie sprawl squat perch lounge sit_down sit_out sit_down seat sit_down
2. sit [ v ] sit around, often unused
Examples: "The object sat in the corner"
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
There the objective sat , brooding over all .
From the east to the west coast of the Korean_peninsula was a strip of land in which fear filled men were at that same moment furtively crawling through the night , sitting in sweaty anticipation of any movement or sound , or shouting amidst confused rifle flashes and muzzle blasts .
(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
A Newfoundland sat solemnly beside a doghouse half his size .
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
Rather_than sit around waiting for the suitcases to be delivered , they had gone sight-seeing .
(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
Still she was not sorry he sat by her , but in_fact was flattered .Synonyms sit Related Terms be
3. sit [ v ] take a seatUsed in print:
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Within a week after the injury , suffered in St._Louis 's victory in the final game of the Kentucky tournament , Nordmann was sitting on the Bill 's bench doing what he could to help Benington .
(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Scotty 's father sat sprawled in his chair , angular , alert as a cricket , looking about at the huge stainless-steel appointments of the room with an expression of proprietorship .
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
It was next day that Sojourner came and sat beside him and took his hand .
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
The light supper over , Claire went to him and , slipping an arm about his shoulder , sat on his knee .
(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
There were not many chairs , so that some preferred to sit on the edge of the porch , resting their feet on the ground , and_others liked to sit where they could lean_back against the wall .Synonyms sit_down sit Related Terms arise change_posture
4. sit [ v ] be in session, as of courts of law, for exampleUsed in print:
(The Providence Journal...)
Since the hero , a sterling and upright fellow , is a rich Brown senior , while two Yalies are cast as virtual rapists , I suppose I should disqualify myself from sitting in judgment on `` Where_the_Boys_are '' , but I shall do nothing of the sort .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Ordinary politeness may have militated against this opinion being stated so badly but anyone with a wide acquaintance in both groups and who has sat through the many round_tables , workshops or panel_discussions - whatever they are called - on this subject will recognize that the final , boiled_down crux_of_the_matter is education .
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
The judge became ill just as the Colfax_District_Court convened , no substitute was brought_in , no criminal cases heard , only 5 out of 122 cases docketed were tried , and court adjourned sine_die after sitting a_few days instead_of the usual three weeks .Synonyms sit Related Terms convene sitting
5. sit [ v ] assume a posture as for artistic purposes
Examples: "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
Here he sketched , sitting in their flowing gowns of linen and silk , young_girls not_yet twenty , some about to be married , some married a year or two .Synonyms pose sit posture model Related Terms expose ramp art model sitting pose
6. sit [ v ] sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
Examples: "She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
Why did these yokels still wear boots , anyway , when most had scarcely sat a horse in years ?Synonyms ride sit Related Terms travel ride_herd outride ride_horseback prance gallop canter override riding ride riding
7. sit [ v ] work or act as a baby-sitter
Examples: "I cannot baby-sit tonight I have too much homework to do"
8. sit [ v ] show to a seat; assign a seat for
Examples: : "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
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