What does sit by mean?

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sit by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sit by, sit backverb

    be inactive or indifferent while something is happening

    "Don't just sit by while your rights are violated!"

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sit by in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sit by in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sit by in a Sentence

  1. Adetola Onamade:

    The government is saying Marina Tricks are Marina Tricks and we are setting an example, but then they are putting £ 27 billion into roads, and a few million into the green recovery deal and they are completely ignoring the global dimension, we can't sit by and watch that happen -- we will hold Marina Tricks accountable in court, but we will also hold Marina Tricks accountable on the streets.

  2. Louise Erdrich:

    Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

  3. Mohamed Ibn Chambas:

    These countries cannot sit by idly when these terrorists have free reign in this area.

  4. Dorian Fuhrman:

    Weknew that our sons were doing it and their friends were doing it and it was becoming widespread, but after this incident, we really couldnt sit by.

  5. Japanese Proverb, Also quoted in the movie Rising Sun:

    If you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by.

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