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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.
See also: seat, take
References in classic literature ?
Marianne had retreated as much as possible out of sight, to conceal her distress; and Margaret, understanding some part, but not the whole of the case, thought it incumbent on her to be dignified, and therefore took a seat as far from him as she could, and maintained a strict silence.
Mimi quietly took a seat a little way apart, whence she could look on the progress of the coming storm and study its appearance throughout the whole visible circle of the neighbourhood.
I did not wonder, when, without looking at me, he took a seat at the other side of the room, and began conversing with some of the ladies.
Her delight on recognising a favourite playfellow and companion - herself a blind girl - who silently, and with an equal enjoyment of the coming surprise, took a seat beside her, was beautiful to witness.