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Matt sat on a park bench, eating his lunch.
I was sitting at my computer when the phone rang.
They were sitting in a café drinking coffee.
My friends and I like to sit together in the canteen.
I usually sit next to Andrew in history.
We sat side by side in the back seat.
Six of us were sitting around the table talking.
Sit still (=without moving) while I brush your hair, Lucy.
Are you going to just sit there, or are you going to help me?
This is the British English definition of sit. View American English definition of sit.
the amount of money that a business makes or loses
to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …add a word
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