How to use Sit in a sentence
Come in and sit down.
Sit down, and take your pen.
Just sit back and don't distract me.
Sit down and let me look at it.
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Sofia, stop thinking and sit down.
Sit down and talk.
She lets me kiss her now, and when she is in a particularly gentle mood, she will sit in my lap for a minute or two; but she does not return my caresses.
You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns.
I trust that the effort of The Great Round World to bring light to those who sit in darkness will receive the encouragement and support it so richly deserves.Advertisement
All right then, sit down.
Don't you know I can't sit like that?
She was intruding, but it soon became obvious that Sarah wasn't going to sit down until everyone else was seated.
But then the expression of severity changed, and he drew Pierre's hand downwards, made him sit down, and smiled affectionately.
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The impure can neither stand nor sit with purity.
I just want to sit here a little while.
Sofia could hardly sit still.
So he'd spend eternity in Hell because he couldn't sit down with Kris and tell him what happened?
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He paused, letting his pronouncement sink in and then added, There's a couple of ladies from Boston who are shopping for airplane tickets as we sit here.
Will you sit for me one day?
Don't you want to sit down?
Lana returned to sit by Kelli.
He felt her sit on the bed next to him.Advertisement
You can sit here for a while.
Why don't you all sit down?
The story didn't sit well with her.
Jackson left her to her thoughts for a while, then said, "You want to sit down or shall I bring your food to you."
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Jackson led her to sit on the sofa.
Let's go sit in the living room.
Sarah moved to sit next to Elisabeth.
The doc helped her sit.
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Let's just sit and talk a while.
She didn't expect him to sit with her for hours; she definitely didn't expect him to stay solely for her comfort without trying to force anymore Immortal bullshit down her throat.
I have to sit back and look like I'm the grateful little kid getting help from the benevolent teacher.
I was trained to defuse desperate situations, not sit around and be blind to their development.
She wanted to sit in this moment and relish it, take pride in the fact she achieved an incredible victory, even if those she did it for would never know.Advertisement
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Walnut cabinets from Gansu sit alongside painted cabinets from Shanxi -- muted over time to leave a wonderfully subtle appearance.
While waiting for the food to arrive, we were happy to sit and chat in the relaxing surroundings.
The splendid Dining room comfortably accommodates up to 100 guests for a sit down meal.
We cannot sit in silent acquiescence to the faded homilies of the nuclear priesthood.Advertisement
Any therapeutic alliance must sit upon an open plain a freedom that always risks the possibility of rejection.
You just sit still and are drawn along.
Then a place was assigned to Pierre, he was shown the signs of the Lodge, told the password, and at last was permitted to sit down.
One would sit without moving, undertaking nothing....
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The roof was so constructed that one could stand up in the middle of the trench and could even sit up on the beds if one drew close to the table.
Gabriel's mate was struggling to sit up.
I'd take your hairbrush to his backside so he'd never sit down again—or play his stupid baseball!
How can you sit on a jury that involves guests staying at Bird Song?
He was happy to sit on the sidelines and wait for those hard lessons to start.
He moved to sit on the trunk at the end of the bed, close enough to see the details of her features without being too tempted to take her in his arms.
One day she arrived to find him struggling to sit up in bed.
He would sit there looking at her as he had since he came home from the hospital, not talking and his expression revealing nothing.
You can't sit here on such a beautiful night and think about the day job.
She forced herself to sit on the ground, to focus, to wish with all her heart to go back to Wynn.
I'm just gonna sit here and wait for the ocean drown me.
Neither did Death sit back and wait to discover the information he needed to do his job.
Andre motioned for her to sit on one of the stools at the counter.
She'd never been able to sit like this with Logan.
Some small part of him cared enough to sit with her tonight.
Too surprised to understand what exactly was happening, she obeyed the police officer's instructions to sit down and shut up and sat in the quiet police station reception area.
Something warm touched her back, and a jolt of hot electricity made her sit upright.
Only when he released her did she sit back on her heels and open her eyes.
She rested on her back for a short time before forcing herself up to sit up and look around.
Yet the thought of the alleged good guys losing the ultimate war because she didn't attend a stupid meeting didn't sit well with her.
Sensing the level of tension in the room, Rhyn didn.t sit but leaned with his back against the wall, ready to launch across the table at whoever snapped first.
I can sit here all day, Darkyn, and you can.t come near me.
I'll have him come in next week to sit down with you and discuss the project.
He nuzzled her as she started to sit and pulled her back into his body.
Talal handed a translator to Ne'Rin, who accepted it and motioned for them to sit.
He motioned for her to sit but remained standing.
There was enough room for her to raise her arms but not sit, and she leaned against the uncomfortable wall, gazing at the world spinning outside her pod.
She looked around for somewhere to sit or hide, aware the two men who'd followed her up the mountain were still there.
He motioned for her to sit and brought her food and water.
Shaken, she leaned against the nearest wall and sank into a sit, disgusted to see there was blood on her clothing.
She crossed to sit where she couldn't see any of her paintings and instead gazed at Evelyn.
If you'd let me drive, you could sit around here on your duff instead.
Once able to sit upright, the pounding in his head commanded his attention, as well as the bone-numbing chill.
He took a sip of his, and motioned with his hand for Connor to sit on the sofa.
Listen, I know I'm not any good at these affairs of the heart, but I am a man, and a man needs time to sit on things before he figures out where his head is at.
He accompanied her to her room, and as she went in asked, "You want me to sit with you?"
Let's sit for minute.
They'd make it a game night or sit around getting wasted on twenty-year old scotch recounting countless, crazy times they had through the years.
He thought about how it would feel to sit holding her on the lawn, listening to the Boston Pops.
So, are you going to just sit there and watch me eat?
Sam put tea on and said, "Let's sit and see if we can get to the bottom of what is going on with you two."
Perfect. Let's sit down and relax for a bit before we change.
Maybe we should sit down and sort through this.
Brushing the hair from his forehead, she asked, "Will you sit for me today?"
Elisabeth didn't need Jackson to sit any longer, though she wanted to spend more time working on his portrait.
Ha. He's the last one to sit in judgment after all the crazy things he's pulled through the years.
He held his hand out inviting her to sit at the piano.
When she opened her eyes she smiled, then took in her surroundings and tried to sit up.
I didn't get a degree in animal husbandry so I could sit in the house knitting booties.
She tried to sit up and push the hot covers away.
Carmen tried to sit up again, and that was when she realized she had an IV in her hand and an oxygen hose under her nose.
He lowered Dan into a chair outside the doctor's quarters and was about to sit for a breather when the general slapped him on the arm.
She looked at him hard for a moment before crossing the room to sit on the chair across from him.
Charlie greeted Dan and Elise then motioned for them to sit.
She soon grew too restless to sit still and paced.
You should sit down and rest, Rhyn.
He stared. It was not Hannah lying beside him but a demon with blond hair. Kris pulled his legs beneath him to sit, and Rhyn released him.
Kris said nothing. Rhyn's assurances that Hannah was safe in Hell didn't sit well with him. Kris followed the half-demon without knowing where they might be headed, instead thinking of just how bad of a situation he'd left Kiki in.
Rhyn gasped and struggled to sit. Kiki's still body lay a few feet from him, the ocean lapping at his brother's feet. The Caribbean night was humid and warm, and the moon large over head.
He and his mother would sit out on their porch in the most frenzied storm, watching the wild and wonderful display.
Do you want to sit here a few minutes and calm down?
How'd you like to sit on the damn toilet for hours?
We can't just sit down and pull the stuff apart.
Are you ready to sit down and eat supper?
Her knees were suddenly weak and she grabbed a pole, sliding down to sit in the hay.
Sitting down with his back to the wall, he motioned for her to sit with her back against his chest.
The blood drained from her face so fast that she had to sit down.
Instead of discussing this with Mums, she needed to sit down and discuss it with Alex.
It just seems a shame to let it sit there and rot.
Here, sit down and tell me what the problem is.
She tried to sit up, but her body wouldn't move.
She tried to sit up.
Why don't we ever sit on the window seat any more?
I used to sit in it all the time.
Two people can sit there — maybe three.
You want to sit with me?
Sofi pushed herself into a sit and rested her hands on the top of her stomach.
She tried to sit up, but the motion created a nauseating pain in her shoulder.
She scrambled to sit upright, forcing the pain in her shoulder to the back of her mind.
You can't sit up?
Every time I try to sit up, it hurts so bad that I pass out.
He didn't sit on her and when he leaned forward to trap her wrists, he was gentle but firm about it.
She caught him as he started to sit in his chair.
Maybe it was a little dangerous, but I couldn't just sit in the cabin and ignore her.
Clarissa tried to sit up.
She just had to sit.
Her arm was hurting so bad, she was relieved to sit.
Jessi tried to sit up, but he held her in place by wrapping his other arm around her shoulders.
The counter was stacked with books, and there was a single chair behind the stand for him to sit and sign.
Jessi moved up the beach far enough she was able to sit and watch.
You just decided to sit on the beach and watch the man you can't stand.
Before I sit down, tell Xander Jenn comes in peace.
Jenn appeared in his peripheral then crossed to sit at the bench across from him.
Desire pooled in her lower belly, and the ache at her core was intense enough that she wanted to sit down.
All Alexius had to do was to sit still, keep out of his father's way as much as possible and await the natural course of events.
He must not sit in a mosque, except under necessity, but in some open, accessible place.
Cooper was again elected for Wiltshire for the parliament of 1656, but Cromwell refused to allow him, with many others of his opponents, to sit.
It has then met at Lambeth, and after sitting for five days for deliberation upon the fixed subjects and appointment of committees, has adjourned, to meet again at the end of a fortnight and sit for five days more, to receive reports, adopt resolutions and to put forth the encyclical letter.
The ministers, whether members of parliament or not, have the right to sit in both chambers and can address the house whenever they choose, though a minister may only vote in the chamber of which he happens to be a member.
The tribunal was composed, not of judges - for all unanimously refused to sit on it - but of fifty-two men drawn from among the king's enemies.
The appellant may, however, request that bishop to send priests from his side to sit with the synod of appeal.
Unless the king was to be regarded as an ecclesiastical person, they were not properly ecclesiastical courts; although spiritual persons might sit in them, for they sat only as royal commissioners.
He was finally routed at Temesvar by the combined forces of Janos Zapolya and Istvan Bathory, was captured, and condemned to sit on a red-hot iron throne, with a red-hot iron crown on his head and a red-hot sceptre in his hand.
The number of the council was formerly not fixed, and there are still honorary councillors who have no right to sit.
In these assemblies the large proprietors sit in person, being thus electors in the second degree; the lesser proprietors are represented by delegates, and therefore elect in the third degree.
The seats, holding two persons, are placed transversely on each side of the central passage, and have reversible backs, so that passengers can always sit facing the direction in which the train is travelling.
Many wakeful nights did she sit by my bedside in trembling expectation that each hour would be my last."
In 1686 the colony submitted to Sir Edmund Andros, who had been commissioned governor of all New England, and chose representatives to sit in his council.
Until 1 775 he continued to sit in the House of Burgesses, as a leader during all that eventful period.
Jews were settled in Canada from the time of Wolfe, and a congregation was founded at Montreal in 1768, and since 1832 Jews have been entitled to sit in the Canadian parliament.
The Senate may sit as a court of impeachment to try cases presented by the House, and a twothirds vote is necessary for conviction.
He elected to sit for the former city, and was present at the opening of the states-general on the 4th of May 1789.
It was no longer possible to write as if the whole civilization of the Western world would sit down contentedly under the shadow of East Gothic dominion and Amal sovereignty.
Henceforth the grand master was to sit in the Polish diet on the left of the king, and half of the knights of the Order were to be Polish.
After the coup d'Nat of Don Leopold O'Donnell in 1856, Sagasta had to go into exile in France, but promptly returned, to become the manager of the Progressist paper La Iberia, and to sit in the Cortes from 1859 to 1863.
He was designed for the magistracy of his province; and in 1771, when for a time the provincial parlement was suppressed, with the others, by the chancellor Maupeou, he refused to sit in the royal tribunal substituted for it.
The Liber de compositione alchemiae, which professes to be by Morienus - perhaps the same as the Marianus who was the teacher of Khalid - was translated by Robertus Castrensis, who states that he finished the work in 1182, and speaks as if he were making a revelation - " Quid sit alchemia nondum cognovit vestra Latinitas."
He did not, however, sit long in the House of Commons; for, on the death of his mother in 1837, he succeeded to the peerage which had been conferred on her with remainder to her only surviving son, and as Viscount Canning took his seat in the House of Lords.
The Cretans had insisted upon their demand for union with Greece and had elected three representatives to sit in the Greek national assembly.
The tribunal is to sit at the Hague when practicable, unless the parties otherwise agree.
He chose to sit for the latter.
The ministry of Addington would not support this suggestion, but a bill was at once introduced by them and carried into law, which rendered all persons in holy orders ineligible to sit in the House of Commons, and Horne Tooke sat for that parliament only.
On the 7th the Hungarian diet formally refused to acknowledge the title of the new king, " as without the knowledge and consent of the diet no one could sit on the Hungarian throne," and called the nation to arms. Constitutionally, in the Magyar opinion, Ferdinand was still king of Hungary, and this gave to the revolt an excuse of legality.
That it was very largely used in cookery is evidenced by many writers; thus Laurenbergius (Apparatus plantarum, 1632) makes the large assertion "In re familiari vix ullus est telluris habitatus angulus ubi non sit croci quotidiana usurpatio aspersi vel incocti cibis."
But to sit down helpless before human suffering is an unendurable attitude.
In December 1821 he returned to sit in the House of Peers, when he continued to maintain his Liberal opinions.
Arjan saw clearly that it was impossible to preserve his sect without force of arms, and one of his last injunctions to his son Har Govind was to sit fully armed on his throne and maintain an army to the best of his ability.
The communicants sit round, and the kara history.
He was elected in September 1553 member of parliament for Looe in Cornwall in Queen Mary's first parliament, but in October 1553 a committee of the house reported that, having as prebendary of Westminster a seat in convocation, he could not sit in the House of.
They feed chiefly on roots and grasses, in search of which they often travel considerable distances; and when eating they sit on their haunches, holding their food in their fore-paws.
He was also elected as a depute suppleant to the Legislative Assembly, and was called upon to sit in it in place of a deputy who had resigned.
Jews from Babylon have brought gold and silver to Jerusalem; of these the prophet mist make a crown designed for the " branch " who is to build Yahweh's house and sit king on the throne, but retain a good understanding with the high priest.
Congress may also sit as a court of impeachment - the senate hearing and deciding the case, and the chamber acting as prosecutor.
Instead of discoursing on the corporate conscience of the state and the endowments of the Church, the importance of Christian education, and the theological unfitness of the Jews to sit in parliament, he is solving business-like problems about foreign tariffs and the exportation of machinery; waxing eloquent over the regulation of railways, and a graduated tax on corn; subtle on the monetary merits of half-farthings, and great in the mysterious lore of quassia and cocculus indicus.
On the other hand the Mors Pilati tells how when condemned by the emperor he committed suicide; and his body, thrown first into the Tiber and then the Rhone, disturbed both waters, and was driven north into " Losania," where it was plunged in the gulf near Lucerne and below Mt Pilatus (originally no doubt Pileatus or cloud-capped), from whence it is raised every Good Friday to sit and wash unavailing hands.
An important event must be referred probably to the year 451, - the law of Pericles, by which citizenship (including the right to vote in the Ecclesia and to sit on paid juries) was restricted to those who could prove themselves the children of an Athenian father and mother (E d,u001v avroiv).
It is usual to place a glass ball on a dark ground, to sit with the back to the light, to focus the gaze on the ball (disregarding reflections, if these cannot be excluded), and to await results.
Locally it is ruled by an Imperial governor (the Statthalter) who resides at Innsbruck, where, too, meets annually the local legislature or Diet (the Landtag), composed (according to the constitution of 1861) of 68 members; the archbishop of Salzburg, the bishops of Trent and Brixen, and the rector of the university of Innsbruck sit in person, while the great ecclesiastical corporations send four deputies, the chambers of commerce of Innsbruck, Trent and Rovereto each one, the nobles ten, the towns 13, and the peasants 34.
The supreme court has three sessions a year, while each district-court judge is directed to hold at least one session a year in each county of his district, and no two districtcourt judges may sit together on the same case.
When the conflict between the Republicans and Socialists broke out he resigned office, but continued to sit in the constituent assembly.
Waldenses merely set forward a new criterion of the orderly arrangement of the church, according to which each member was to sit in judgment on the works of the ministers, and consequently on the validity of their ministerial acts.
It is the female canary which is almost invariably employed in crossing, as it is difficult to get the females of the allied species to sit on the artificial nest used by breeders.
Parliament must sit twice a year.
In 1643 he was elected one of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, but his sympathies with the king and with the Anglican Church were so strong that he declined to sit.
Far from being able to sit in judgment upon the mysteries of the faith, reason is unable to solve its own contradictions without aid from a higher source.
In response to the demand for self-government, in September 1647 he and the council appointed - after the manner then followed in Holland - from eighteen representatives chosen by the people a board of nine to confer with him and the council whenever he thought it expedient to ask their advice; three of the nine, selected in rotation, were permitted to sit with the council during the trial of civil cases; and six were to retire each year, their successors to be chosen by the director and council from twelve candidates nominated by the board.
Justice is administered by a supreme court, two courts of appeal, and the court of cassation, which sit in San Jose, and are supplemented by various inferior tribunals.
On closely examining Layamon's version it seems probable that he had in his mind not merely a circular, but a turning table; he gives it as ground for the quarrel that all the knights wished to sit within; at the table the Cornish workman will make none shall be left without, but they shall sit "without and within, man against man."
These squabbles John Groot is said to have settled by building an octagonal house which had eight entrances and eight tables, so that the head of each family could enter by his own door and sit at the head of his own table.
He survived his fall four years, continuing to sit in the Assembly, and, after the dissolution of 1876, in the Chamber of Deputies, and sometimes, though rarely, speaking.
He was elected to represent Lyme Regis in Elizabeth's second parliament of 1563 as well as for Banbury, and preferred to sit for the former borough.
But this is the last time he will sit down upon earth with his disciples at the table of the millenarist hope.
In the art of the catacombs they sit or recline in the ordinary attitude of banqueters.
The seat of the hunting man is the most important of any connected with amusement; he must sit firm, so as not to be thrown off when his horse leaps, or makes a mistake, and he must be able to save his horse under all circumstances, and to make as much of him as possible.
The ministers of the pre- The sideht do not sit, and since there are thus no officials Committee to undertake the leadership of the majority and System.
The judicial function of the Senate is to sit as a high court for the trial of persons impeached by the House of Representatives, a vote of two-thirds of those present being needed for conviction.
The tribunal was to sit at Paris.
Secretary Knox also proposed that a further enabling clause be inserted providing that the International Court of Prize be competent to accept jurisdiction in all matters, arising between signatories, submitted to it, the Court to sit at fixed periods every year and to be composed according to the panel which was drawn up at the Hague.
Tradition has dramatized their first meeting into the story given by Cresacre More' - that the two happened to sit opposite each other at the lord mayor's table, that they got into an argument during dinner, and that, in mutual astonishment at each other's wit and readiness, Erasmus exclaimed, " Aut tu es Morus, aut nullus," and the other replied, " Aut tu es Erasmus, aut diabolus !
The clergy, now Roman officials, vested in the robes of the civil dignitaries, took their seats in the apse of the basilica where the magistrates were wont to sit, in front of them the holy table, facing the congregation.
When suddenly disturbed, instead of trying to escape they sit upright, with their back against a stone, hissing and showing fight in a determined manner.
The Court of Appeal has decided that it has power to sit in private; in Mellor v.
He entered parliament in 1780, and continued to sit until his death.
His supervision of the law courts was close and jealous; he transacted a great amount of judicial business in his own person, even after he had formed a high court of justice which might sit without his personal presence.
On the 6th of October she was desired by letter from Elizabeth to answer the charges brought against her before certain of the chief English nobles appointed to sit in commission on the cause.
By the provisions of the same constitution he establishes the ministerial departments, and shares the legislative power with the first and second chambers of parliament, which constitute the states-general and sit at the Hague.
He refused to sit in the Corps Legislatif until 1864, in order not to have to take the oath to the emperor.
But while he openly declares religion to be "strange to common sense," the practical result at which Charron arrives is that one is not to sit in judgment on his faith, but to be "simple and obedient," and to allow himself to be led by public authority.
He elected to sit for Marseilles, and lost no opportunity of attacking the Empire in the Assembly.
Elected by nine departments to the National Assembly meeting at Bordeaux (on the 1st of March 1871) he chose to sit for Strassburg, which by the terms of the treaty about to be submitted to the Assembly for ratification was to be ceded to Prussia, and when the treaty was adopted he resigned in protest and retired to Spain.
The earl, having sided with the king in 1642, was declared unfit to sit in the House of Peers, and though, by submission to Parliament, he recovered his estates when they were sequestered later on, he did not sit again till 1660.
He was at liberty, after thirty years of anxiety and drudgery, to indulge his constitutional indolence, to lie in bed till two in the afternoon, and to sit up talking till four in the morning, without fearing either the printer's devil or the sheriff's officer.
Nor did the laziness which made him unwilling to sit down to his desk prevent him from giving instruction or entertainment orally.
The preliminary examination is conducted by a judge, who does not sit on the bench at the trial.
A very large number of the members of the Rei.chstag and of the Prussian parliament sit in both, and the parties in the two are nearly identical.
The more important secretaries of state, however, are political officials, who are practically almost solely responsible for their department; they sit in the Bundesrat, and defend their policy in the Reichstag, and they often have a seat in the Prussian ministry.
When the movement of modern spiritualism first reached Europe from America in the winter of 1852-3, the most popular method of consulting the "spirits" was for several persons to sit round a table, with their hands resting on it, and wait for the table to move.
The Delegations were not to sit together; each was to meet separately; they were to communicate by writing, every document being accompanied by a translation in Magyar or German, as the case might be; only if after three times exchanging notes they failed to agree was there to be a common session; in that case there would be no discussion, and they were to vote in silence; a simple majority was sufficient.
These measures were successful; a large German majority was secured; Jews from Vienna sat in the place of the Thuns and the Schwarzenbergs; and as for many years the Czechs refused to sit in the diet, the government could be carried on without difficulty.
To meet the obstruction it was determined to sit at night, but this was unsuccessful.
Cobden's argumentative speeches were regarded more sympathetically than Bright's more rhetorical appeals, and in a debate on Villiers's annual motion against the Corn Laws Bright was heard with so much impatience that he was obliged to sit down.
In 1783 the New Jersey delegates in Congress proposed that Trenton be made the seat of the general government, but as this measure was opposed by the Southern delegates, it was agreed that Congress, pending a final decision, should sit alternately at Annapolis and Trenton.
He was elected by Marseilles to the States-general, but refused to sit on the score of age.
The women of an Egyptian household in which old customs are maintained never sit in the presence of the master, but attend him at his meals, and are treated in every respect as inferiors.
Ladies ride asses and sit astride.
England and France could hardly sit still under this affront, and decided to administer chastisement by the hand of the suzerain power, which was delighted to have an opportunity of asserting its authority.
He was taken near Glasgow, in his own country, and handed over to England by Sit John Menteith, sheriff of Dumbartonshire.
He aimed at a union of the two countries, and Scottish representatives were chosen to sit in the English parliament.
More important was the establishment of a new court of justice, the court of Session, to sit thrice in the year.
While the rival bands of preachers squabbled, Cromwell, like Edward I., arranged that Scottish members should sit in Westminster, and, commercially, as in the administration of fair justice, and the peace of the country, Scotland prospered under English rule.
On his return he resumed his office as commissioner of the Great Seal, was appointed a commissioner of the treasury with a salary of 1000, and was returned to the parliament of 1654 for each of the four constituencies of Bedford, Exeter, Oxford and Buckinghamshire, electing to sit for the latter constituency.
Still, although he found it hard to sit close to a definite party, Morris continued to be spasmodically interested in political movements.
During the daytime the hillock at the entrance to the burrow is frequently occupied by one or more members of the family, which at the approach of strangers sit up on their hind-legs in order to get a better view.
But while they are excluded, a multitude from all quarters of the earth shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the prophets in the kingdom of God.
Then, lastly, we have a parable of the servant who failed to employ the money entrusted to him; and a promise that the disciples shall sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
His zeal for the efficient administration of justice caused him, in addition to his other heavy work, to sit during several weeks in the spring of 1921 as a judge of first instance, in order to clear off the enormous arrears in the Divorce Court.
The subordinate courts throughout India are almost entirely manned by native judges, who sit also on the bench in each of the High Courts.
Orientals sit on the floor in preference to chairs; hence it is thought very necessary by them that the carpet should be kept clean, which could not be done were persons to keep their shoes on.
Ships deserted by their sailors crowded the bay at San Francisco - there were 500 of them in July 1850; soldiers deserted wholesale, churches were emptied, town councils ceased to sit, merchants, clerks, lawyers and judges and criminals, everybody, flocked to the foothills.
Whenever the docket of this court is crowded, or there is a case upon it in which it is improper for a majority of the judges to sit, the General Assembly may provide for a special court of appeals, to be composed of not more than five nor less than three judges of the circuit courts and city courts, in cities having a population of 10,000 or more.
He had wished to begin by reforming abuses before proceeding to sit in judgment on doctrinal errors.
He cannot, therefore, sit in the House of Commons, but there is nothing to prevent a peer who is a priest from sitting and voting in the House of Lords.
He founded in 1868 a weekly democratic journal, L'Electeur libre, and in 1869 was elected both for Herault and Paris, electing to sit for the former.
With this end assemblies, from which Melville was excluded, and which were otherwise tampered with and terrorized, were got to agree that a number of ministers should sit in parliament, and to surrender the assembly's right of meeting.
The act of 1542 also enacted that courts of justice under the name of " The King's Great Sessions in Wales " should sit twice a year in every one of the counties of Wales, except Monmouth, which was thus formally declared an English shire.
Like Sir Thomas More he held that it was entirely within the competence of the national state, represented by parliament, to determine questions of the succession to the throne; and although Elizabeth did not renew his commission as lord chancellor, he continued to sit in the privy council for two months until the government had determined to complete the breach with the Roman Catholic Church; and as late as April 1559 he assisted the government by helping to arrange the Westminster Conference, and reproving his more truculent co-religionists.
The Persian always makes the best of his appearance; he is very neat in his dress, and is particular as to the sit of his hat and the cut of his coat.
The amplitude of this part of his attire enables the Persian to sit without discomfort on his heels; chairs are only used by the rich, great or Europeanized.
An army of clerks in the numerous bureaus, hundreds of patient government employes, the ronds de cuir, as they are contemptuously called, because they sit for choice on round leather cushions, are engaged constantly writing and filling in forms for hours and hours, day after day.
Though elected in 1871 in three departments he refused to sit in the National Assembly, and took no serious part in politics until 1874 when he was returned to the Assembly as member for Vaucluse.
Every minister of state may sit and speak in either house, but can vote only in the house of which he is a member.
Peers, naturalized foreigners and certain employees of the state were unable to sit in the House of Commons; members were required to be graduates of one of the highest, secondary or professional schools, or to possess an income of not less than 400 milreis (88).
His elder brother Thomas having been returned at the general election of 1734 both for Oakhampton and for Old Sarum, and having preferred to sit for the former, the family borough fell to the younger brother by the sort of natural right usually recognized in such cases.
Of the last quality evidence is furnished in the stilted style of his letters, and in the fact recorded by Seward that he never permitted his under-secretaries to sit in his presence.
Doubts having been raised whether a bishop of the Church of England, being a lord of parliament, could resign his seat in the Upper House, although several precedents to that effect are on record, a statute of the realm, which was confined to the case of the bishops of London and Durham, was passed in 1856, declaring that on the resignation of their sees being accepted by their respective metropolitans, those bishops should cease to sit as lords of parliament, and their sees should be filled up in the manner provided by law in the case of the avoidance of a bishopric. In 1869 the Bishops' Resignation Act was passed.
His masterpiece is the Sit viry (the net of faith).
At length in February 1871 a commission was appointed to sit at Washington in order, if possible, to arrive at some common understanding as to the mode in which the questions at issue might be settled.
Monteagle at once started for Whitehall, found Salisbury and other ministers about to sit down to supper, and showed the letter, whereupon it was decided to search the cellar under the House of Lords before the meeting of parliament, but not too soon, so that the plot might be ripe and be fully disclosed.
Except in counties having a population of 300,000 or more, a justice of the supreme court must preside over it, and the judge of the court of common pleas may or may not sit with him; in a county having a population of 300,000 or more the judge of the court of common pleas may sit alone.
An attempt to illustrate household equality by having the servants sit at table with the rest of the family was frustrated by the dislike of his two sensible domestics for such an inconvenient arrangement.
More and more, as his fame spread, those who "would live in the spirit" came to listen to the voice, and to sit at the feet, of the Sage of Concord.
There is a further appeal in all cases where the sum in dispute exceeds a thousand pounds, to a superior council at Brussels, composed of a number of jurisconsults who sit as a tour de cassation.
The nobles also retained the right of appointing representatives to sit in the College of Deputed Councillors, in certain colleges of the admiralty, and upon the board of directors of the East India Company, and to various public offices.
Sir Walter Scott found the Abbey garden at Celbridge still full of laurels, several of which she was accustomed to plant whenever she expected Swift, and the table at which they had been used to sit was still shown.
On the same bench of a Calcutta college sit youths trained up in the strictest theism, others indoctrinated in the mysteries of the Hindu trinity and pantheon, with representatives of every link in the chain of superstition - from the harmless offering of flowers before the family god to the cruel rites of Kali, whose altars in the most civilized districts of Bengal, as lately as the famine of 1866, were stained with human blood.
An appeal from these lies to the departmental courts, which sit in every capital of a department, and in which sessions are held, at stated times, for the trial by jury of serious offences.
He was easily able to clear himself of these charges; but the hatred of his enemies was not relaxed, and in the summer of 335 he was peremptorily ordered to appear at Tyre, where a council had been summoned to sit in judgment upon his conduct.
The passers in the streets must stand still, all those at work must cease from their labours, and those in bed must sit up.
The canons of 1640 are apparently upon the same footing as those of 1603; notwithstanding objections made at the time that they were void because convocation continued to sit after the dissolution of parliament.
No monk might sit in his presence, or leave it without his permission.
But Henry, not contente4 with this, adopted the custom of sending forth certain members of the Curia throughout the realm at intervals, to sit in the shire court, along with or in place of the sheriff, and to hear and judge all the cases of which the court had cognizance.
The sentence was passed by the lay members of the Curia Regis alone, the bishops having been forbidden to sit, and threatened with excommunication if they did so, by the accused primate.
The atheist, like t-he Roman Catholic and the Jew, could sit and vote.
The first provision of Magna Carta is quod ecclesia Anglicana libera sit.
Since the separation of powers was still deemed axiomatic, the directors had no voice in legislation or taxation, nor could directors or ministers sit in either house.
These were at once accepted; he was requested to sit on the Naval Retiring Board - a board then specially constituted for clearing the navy of unfit or disloyal officers - and a few months later was appointed to the command of the "Western Gulf Blockading Squadron," with the rank of flag-officer, and ordered to proceed forthwith, in the "Hartford," to the Gulf of Mexico, to collect such vessels as could be spared from the blockade, to proceed up the Mississippi, to reduce the defences which guarded the approaches to New Orleans, and to take and hold the city.
The emperor was suffering from stone and could hardly sit his horse.
This instrument determines the functions of the ban; the control of common interests, such as railways, posts, telegraphs, telephones, commerce, industry, agriculture or forests; and the choice of delegates by the chamber, to sit in the Hungarian parliament.
When they descend to the ground they sit upright, and move about by jumping with their hind-legs like jerboas.
The oak of Vincennes, under which the king would sit to mete out justice, cast its shade over the whole political action of Louis IX.
He did not sit in any of the assemblies summoned during the revolutionary year, but took a very active part in the formation of a union of the Conservative party, and was one of the founders of the Kreuzzeitung, which has since then been the organ of the Monarchical party in Prussia.
At the same time certain privileges of self-government were granted to the towns, representatives from which were summoned to sit in the diet.
Eggs protected by the parents who coil themselves round or "sit" on them.-Mantophryne, Desmognathus, Autodax, Plethodon, Cryptobranchus, Amphiuma, Ichthyophis, Hypogeophis, Siphonops.
Sinking into his huge leather chair, he motioned for them to sit down.
Well, on Christmas Eve, we sit in front of the fire and take turns reading Christmas stories.
I can't just sit here and do nothing while she's suffering.
They stood around until all the chairs were taken in the living room so that they were forced to sit together on the couch.
Otherwise, they can at least sit on his door step and put some heat on the bastard.
We're you just going to sit by and let this bastard slit our throats?
Sit forward and sit back models of media consumption are now outdated and everything is becoming more amorphous.
Where we sat was where the continuity announcer used to sit.
They speak in a certain argot, a slang whereby they all sit down comfy, comfy - Lineker, Hansen and the rest.
He invited us to sit down on comfortable armchairs placed around a fire on which a kettle sat between two logs.
In the evenings he likes to sit in dad's favorite armchair or spread out across the sofa.
It has an armrest in such a position that nobody could sit there.
For safety, a second length of 9 mm dynamic rope attaches the floating ascender to the sit harness.
People cannot begin to understand what integrated avionics means until they sit in the cockpit of this aircraft and see it perform.
This means that layers of ATM and SDH systems sit between devices and the optical backbone.
For this role-play, I ask them to sit back-to-back.
Some will sit all alone some will line in pairs, some will be completely bald whilst others might have hairs.
Most of the time we sit out hard with the front foot close to the wooden beam dividing the boat.
So why not take the bus, sit back, relax, and truly admire the majestic beauty of the Borrowdale and Watendlath valleys.
Having a reasonable time slot gives the parents an excuse to sit down and have calming down time before their child's bedtime!
You can either eat around the conveyer belt or there are some booths to sit in.
Distortion free output of truly biblical proportions from a speaker that can sit in the palm of your hand.
Ask the students to sit down where they can see the blackboard.
Sit unplugged in paid on the beat dealer blackjacks.
Sit down and watch a film in the renewably powered cinema, shake yer booty with bands on the sound stage.
Sit away from the lively bar if you're sensitive to smoke & book ahead for the popular weekend brunch.
The exceptionally low level seats sit on ornate front legs with brass castors for easy maneuverability.
He was concerned if we were okay and invited us to his shop to sit down and have some chai.
You will then be able to sit in a reclining chair in the sitting room.
Keep the room warm and choose a comfortable bed to sleep in or a comfortable chair to sit in before you retire.
She would sit in a wicker chair that had a shoulder high back and secured her in a bolt upright position.
She would then sit quietly through the rest of the dinner, smiling dreamily and nodding at people, and looking altogether charming.
The crown and the container of holy chrism sit nearby on an altar, ready to be used.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour.
According to Simon Jenkins in the Times, Gordon Brown and I sit at the heart of a " vast cobweb " of targets.
Margaret UK 01/02/2005 Unfortunately, i cannot sit comfortably on hard plastic seats - broken coccyx.
A crib makes a cozy cocoon and is conveniently sized to sit beside your bed for easy night time feeds.
Go and sit in a comfy chair, drink coke and watch soap operas on TV!
You can see the big colonnades where you can sit and receive your guests.
Also developing ' sit com ' for different TV stations in Norway.
Sit down and work out exactly how much money you have coming in and going out.
The matrix enclosed compartments that they sit in are called lacunae.
Can we really sit back and watch the suffering of a whole nation and be so complaisant?
Sit the warm sponges on the plates with the warm cherry compote and spoon the vanilla ice cream next to them.
Now lie or sit down and close your eyes, take the clear quartz crystal in your hand.
Here you can to stop and sit among the trees and spring daffodils and watch the world go by.
It was no hardship to sit by the pool, packing no more than a banana daiquiri.
You could pick a nice sit down kinda place, or find a basic deli of somesort.