- n. The ability to endure or carry on with an activity.
- From German Sitzfleisch, from sitzen ("to sit") + Fleisch ("flesh"). (Wiktionary)
“My one and only complaint is the lack of intermission between Vorspiel and "opera" proper, especially since the wooden seats of the Bayreuth-like Prinzregenten Theater begin to test the physical limits of the audience for such a long period, reminding one why German, apparently alone among languages, has that particular word Sitzfleisch, or sitting endurance.”
“It had not been an easy passing, but it exemplified the perseverance, or, as the Germans say, Sitzfleisch stick-to-it-iveness with which she lived.”
“If, like me, you spend a lot of time sitting around on your arse, maybe you could use a little extra “Sitzfleisch” … flesh for sitting.”
“The daily blogging ritual does indeed encourage the development of Sitzfleisch.”
“The people, therefore, appreciating that these near-sighted authors were incapable of any genial vision of comradeship, called them Sitzfleisch haben, because of the very long sittings which their works represented.”
“That was what this cousin was for him, a mere Sitzfleisch haben.”
“Sitzfleisch: a term used in chess to indicate winning by use of the glutei muscles -- the habit of remaining stolid in one's seat hour by hour, making moves that are sound but uninspired, until one's opponent blunders through boredom.”
“Build Your Sitzfleisch via Timed Writing Exercises”
“I was impressed by Quincy Jones using MJ as an example of a hard-working artist in his concept of “ass power” writers called it Sitzfleisch, I guess given in Nelson George’s “City Kid”:”
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