Definitions

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  • n. The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.

Etymologies

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down +‎ sitting

Examples

  • Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off.

    Psalms 139.

  • In multitude and solitude, in business and leisure, in my downsitting and in my uprising, may I ever be aware of Thine accompanying presence.

    A Diary Of Private Prayer

  • Thou knowest my downsitting and my uprising, thou understandest my thoughts afar off.

    An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism

  • Elizabeth's proposed visit to Cheemaun, for the lady knew minutely the downsitting and the uprising of everyone in the valley.

    'Lizbeth of the Dale

  • [2] Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising;

    CXXXIX. Book V

  • Only at dawn and dusk, the thin note of the temple bell, the chanting of priests, and the unearthly minor wail of conches, announce the downsitting and uprising of the little stone image of godhead, housed in a picturesque temple that nestles among low trees, beside the Holy Lake, at the southern end of the glade.

    The Great Amulet

  • Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

    The Gospel Day Or, the Light of Christianity

  • Ye're to have Glendochart estates for your life, with remainder, as is natural, to any family there may be; and it's a very fine downsitting, a great deal better house than this, and a heap of arable land.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • And upon that same day of the assize, about half an hour before the downsitting of the justice Court, Mr. David Dickson, minister at Irvine, and Mr. George Dunbar, minister of Air, having gone to

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • Great bundles of letters are delivered at the door of her cell every day, and she works at her answers to those letters till a bird begins to flutter in the top of her head, after which her physician will not suffer her to write more than twelve letters at a downsitting.

    Santa Teresa an Appreciation: with some of the best passages of the Saint's Writings

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