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- n. Plural form of downsitting.
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Of course, like any man of sensibility, he was bound by the chains that deeper impulses forge, but he had never been hampered by any restraints directed at his ordinary uprisings and downsittings.
We must commit our whole lives to Him, our thoughts, our words, our daily walk, our downsittings, our uprisings.
Memory sets me apart and alone in the world; it seems unnatural to me, a thought of dread -- to bring another being to my solitude, to set an everlasting watch on my uprisings and my downsittings; to invite eyes to my face when I sleep at nights, and ears to every word that may start unbidden from my lips.
A Spirit may hover in the air that we breathe: the depth of our most secret solitudes may be peopled by the invisible; our uprisings and our downsittings may be marked by a witness from the grave.