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Definition of Sitting


  1. of Sit
  2. Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
  3. The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
  4. A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
  5. The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
  6. 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.
  7. The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
  8. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.

Sitting Quotations

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Warren Buffett

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Swami Vivekananda

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Dr. Seuss

I was 23 years old, a freshman at university, and there I was, on the first day, sitting in a remedial English class. I was so ashamed I almost got up and left, but somehow I knew inside that if I ran away from this, I would hate myself forever.
Bill Cosby

Especially for those of us who lived in single cells, you had the time to sit down and think, and we discovered that sitting down just to think is one of the best ways of keeping yourself fresh and able, to be able to address the problems facing you, and you had the opportunity, also, of examining your past.
Nelson Mandela
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Sitting Translations

sitting in German is sitzend, sitzend, setzend
sitting in Italian is seduto
sitting in Spanish is sentada
sitting in Swedish is sitter

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