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  • n. Alternative spelling of sit-up; alternative spelling of situp.
  • v. To assume a sitting position from a position lying down.
  • v. To sit erect.
  • v. To show interest or surprise.
  • v. To rise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. not go to bed
  • v. change to an upright sitting position


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  • She was no longer the virgin who had danced merrily with Chastelard and then been bewildered by his response; the careless queen who liked to lean against people, whispering secrets, warming herself; the nonchalant woman who could sit up late at night alone with Riccio and think nothing of it.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • It was her half-hooked garter, but the pop of it made her sit up straight, fists clenched in the thin fabric of her skirt.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • However, the Princess Nastoya requested a final interview with them, and she felt well enough to sit up on her pallet.

    Son of a Witch

  • “At least I have a woman willing to throw up on me; whereas you, Killkenny, have to sit up on a knoll in the dark to be near yours.”

    Dragon Warrior

  • We wants to sit up to meetin '-- meetin's is so curis.

    The Christian Slave: A Drama

  • "Yes'm, and mamma and Margaret had to sit up all night nursin 'little Clara -- and Aunt Clara was in such a state somebody had to keep talkin' to her, and there wasn't anybody but me to do it, so I-- --"


  • Now Parlabane did sit up straight, blood pressure shooting skywards also.

    Boiling a Frog

  • These days, EMC Corporation is a bit more familiar—when your stock rises by 80,575 percent in a decade, people tend to sit up and take notice.


  • We wants to sit up to meetin ', -- meetin's is so curis.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • Well, you get to sit up with that twenty-million-year-old mummy of his.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame


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