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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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References in classic literature ?
The market for "sitters" was glutted that afternoon, however, and there was no place for Jurgis.
"Where am I to get a sitter?' I inquired, with a gloomy shake of the head.
"I'll be your first sitter. As a beginner, and especially to a member of the family, I suppose your terms will be moderate.
Behold me, then, now starting afresh in the world, in the character of a portrait-painter; with the payment of my remuneration from my first sitter depending whimsically on the life of my grandmother.
But he is much more to me than a model or a sitter. I won't tell you that I am dissatisfied with what I have done of him, or that his beauty is such that art cannot express it.
The poet does not wait for the hero or the sage, but, as they act and think primarily, so he writes primarily what will and must be spoken, reckoning the others, though primaries also, yet, in respect to him, secondaries and servants; as sitters or models in the studio of a painter, or as assistants who bring building materials to an architect.
Still, ugly as she was, I felt a pang of jealousy as I noticed the familiarly affectionate action by which the artist (with the permission of his sitters, of course) had connected the two figures in a group.
The accommodation, provided for passengers waiting at this Junction, was distinctly inadequate--a single wooden bench, apparently intended for three sitters only: and even this was already partially occupied by a very old man, in a smock frock, who sat, with rounded shoulders and drooping head, and with hands clasped on the top of his stick so as to make a sort of pillow for that wrinkled face with its look of patient weariness.
"Each portrait comes with some snippet details of the relationship between me and the sitter," said Daniel.
The animals - three pugs, a Jack Russell terrier cross and a French bulldog - vanished from the care of the Sutton Coldfieldbased pet sitter in June.
In order to ensure this is possible, Kittysnip suggests finding a reliable pet sitter who can stay at your home while you are on vacation.
Synopsis: "The Pet Sitter's Tale" is author Laura Vorreyer's personal collection of stories about her love affair with pets from the time she was a young girl growing up in Chicago to her unintentionally becoming a professional pet sitter in Los Angeles.