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  • Germans call sitzfleisch, is a fair type of the majority of Southern hotels, and differs from the same class in the North in being left a little more to run itself.

    On Horseback

  • Germans call sitzfleisch, is a fair type of the majority of Southern hotels, and differs from the same class in the North in being left a little more to run itself.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • It emerged that surprisingly few lacked what in England used to be called real “bottom,” the solid foundations of sterling character, indeed the sitzfleisch with which truly to benefit from the transition from therapy back to normal life.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • It emerged that surprisingly few lacked what in England used to be called real “bottom,” the solid foundations of sterling character, indeed the sitzfleisch with which truly to benefit from the transition from therapy back to normal life.

    Stray notes for a futuristic novel

  • What you're doing in this exercise is building your capacity for zero-fear, nonperfectionistic writing which, in turn, leads to sitzfleisch, or the capacity to sit and write for long periods.

    Hillary Rettig: How to Get Past the NaNoWriMo Danger Point and Finish Your Novel

  • I don't really have the sitzfleisch for today's overextended Hollywood movies.

    Spider Man 3 News from Sci Fi

  • Incidentally, my own sitzfleisch builder for law school was Mailer's The Executioner's Song.

    AP English and literary knowledge

  • I suspect that what these novels test for, and are intended to test for, is sitzfleisch.

    AP English and literary knowledge

  • Both plays are unusual for each playwright; Hughie, set in the lobby of a 1920's fleabag hotel in New York, is a short and succinct piece, which, for those of us with the sitzfleisch to make it through three-plus hours of Mr. O'Neill's other works like Long Day's Journey Into Night, is a change of pace.

    Hughie and Krapp's Last Tape

  • I spoke again with Rice during the lunch break, urging that we needed what Germans call “sitzfleisch”—which means exactly what it sounds like—and a little patience.

    Surrender is not an Option

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  • used in class today to describe activity on wikipedia...

    October 6, 2008

  • The ability to endure in some activity.

    May 2, 2009

  • sitzfleisch - patience, endurance, staying power, persistence, determination, steadfastness, tholemod ... also someone's bottom.

    April 12, 2013

  • sitzfleisch - patience, endurance, staying power, persistence, determination, stedfastness, tholemod ... also someone's bottom.

    April 13, 2013