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take a seat

To be seated; to select a place to sit. (Often an invitation or request.) Hi, Sean, thank you for coming to see me, please take a seat. I was running a bit late to class, so I just took a seat at the back.
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Ian Ritchie, the RFU chief executive, the SRU's Robert Howat and WRU chairman Gareth Davies have all taken seats on the GB Sevens board.
James Hogan, Etihad's President and Chief Executive and James Rigney, Etihad's Chief Financial Officer, have both taken seats on the Jet Airways board.
We have taken seats from the Tories, the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and Independents.
Meanwhile, the military Monday replaced dozens of its lower ranking officers who had taken seats in parliament with high-ranking officers.
Both Yell and Mayfield have taken seats on Warburtons' business management board, which takes care of the day-to-day running of the business while the board of directors looks after strategic planning.
Colorado, where the Democrats have won races for governor, the US Senate and taken seats in the state legislature, will also be contested along with New Mexico and Nevada - all of which voted Republican in 2004.
In Newport West, Labour MP Paul Flynn may have a 5,485 majority but the Tories now dominate the council in his ward having taken seats in Caerleon, Rogerstone, Malpas and Stow Hill on Thursday.
We've taken seats in all parts of Northumberland and we are easily the largest party.
It would have been easy for this woman who had taken seats at Harvard and Oxford to forget that remote country.
The Lib Dems had taken seats from Labour in places such as Wrexham and ``established a bridgehead'' in Ceredigion and Conwy.
Some of these men, known as carpetbaggers, had taken seats in state legislatures and exploited for their own gain the postwar rebuilding that gave the era the name Reconstruction.
In the first few months of the Million Dollar Challenge, we've had a very healthy run of solid applications, and some very exciting businesses have taken seats on the Challenge.
The answer is that once the results are all in, Labour will be seen to have taken seats off everyone.
All nine have taken seats in Dublin constituencies, with Labour taking control of the capital with 18 seats in total.
But the party has never taken seats in the Commons, refusing to swear allegiance to the British Crown.