- 1 • archaic Encamp outside a city in order to besiege it: with a large force he sat down before RavennaMore example sentences
- William drew from his encampment at Cahirconlish, and, confident, of an easy victory, sat down before Limerick.
- The Russian army, provided with a full park of artillery for the siege, sat down before it in the middle of May.
- 2British Accept or put up with an unwelcome situation or development: if they think I’m going to sit down under it, they can think againMore example sentences
- Moved to the bench was something he wasn't about to take sitting down.
- A proposal to shut the public loos in Pewsey is not being taken sitting down by villagers.
- The result was that this unfortunate person had to sit down under it and do nothing at all.
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