A speeding motorist was caught by radar from a police helicopter in the sky.
An officer pulled him over and began to issue a traffic ticket.
"How did you know I was speeding?" the frustrated driver asked.
The police officer pointed somberly toward the sky.
"You mean," asked the motorist, "that even He is against me?"
v. (-tt-; past and past part. Sat) 1 support the body by resting the buttocks on the ground or a seat etc.
- cause to sit; place in a sitting position.
- a (of a bird) perch or warm the eggs in its nest. B (of an animal) rest with the hind legs bent and the buttocks on the ground.
- (of a committee etc.) Be in session.
- (usu. Foll. By for) pose (for a portrait).
- (foll. By for) be a member of parliament for (a constituency).
- (often foll. By for) take (an examination).
- be in a more or less permanent position or condition (left sitting in rome; parcel sitting on the doorstep).
- (of clothes etc.) Fit or hang in a certain way. 10 babysit. be sitting pretty be comfortably placed. Sit at a person's feet be a person's pupil. Sit back relax one's efforts. Sit down 1 sit after standing.
- cause to sit.
- (foll. By under) submit tamely to (an insult etc.). Sit in 1 occupy a place as a protest.
- (foll. By for) take the place of.
- (foll. By on) be present as a guest or observer at (a meeting etc.). Sit in judgement be censorious or self-righteous. Sit on 1 be a member of (a committee etc.).
- hold a session or inquiry concerning.
- colloq. Delay action about.
- colloq. Repress, rebuke, or snub. Sit on the fence remain neutral or undecided. Sit out 1 take no part in (a dance etc.).
- stay till the end of (esp. An ordeal).
- sit outdoors. Sit tight colloq. - remain firmly in one's place.
- not yield. Sit up 1 rise from lying to sitting.
- sit firmly upright.
- go to bed late.
- colloq. Become interested or aroused etc. Sit well on suit or fit. [old english]
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