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Sit

To hold court or perform an act that is judicial in nature; to hold a session, such as of a court, Grand Jury, or legislative body.

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Addenbrooke opened his lips, half rose, then sat back in his chair, and looked long and shrewdly at Raffles--never once at me.
For a time they did not work but sat back in their chairs and looked at her.
The audience subsided again, and Jurgis sat back. The chairman of the meeting came forward and began to speak.
Beebe sat back complacently, and Miss Alan began as follows: "It was a novel--and I am afraid, from what I can gather, not a very nice novel.
He sat back upon the bench then and glared at the open doors and the key, realizing now that they were part of a well-laid scheme of refined torture, none the less demoralizing because it inflicted no physical suffering.