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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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He and the company lawyer, who was with him, came and took seats within the judge's railing; and a minute later the clerk called Jurgis' name, and the policeman jerked him to his feet and led him before the bar, gripping him tightly by the arm, lest he should spring upon the boss.
We took seats outside on a delightful patio area with comfortable seating and prepared ourselves for the Spa's Heat and Ice Experience, based on the ritual of bathing where the body is heated and then cooled to induce deep relaxation.
A lady and her boyfriend -- both of whom probably had a few too many drinks before heading to the poker room -- took seats at the table next to one another.
They not only took seats from the Conservatives, which we all expected, but took seats from Labour and the Liberals.
He cited the example of Clwyd West in 2003 when Brynle William (Conservative), Janet Ryder (Plaid) and Eleanor Burnham (Lib Dem) all failed to win the constituency but took seats in the Assembly on the North Wales regional list.
In 1934 and 1974 there were Democratic landslides that took seats that had seemed permanently Republican.
RIYADH: For the first time in the kingdom's history, 30 women took seats in the Shoura Council in Riyadh on Tuesday along with their 130 male colleagues as they were sworn in before the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah.
The party even took seats well away from their heartlands in areas they had barely targeted, as well as retaking all those it did.
Labour took seats from the Lib Dems in Stockton Heath, Great Sankey South, Westbrook and Poulton North.
More than 200 people took seats in the specially built Oslo courtroom while about 700 attack survivors and family members of victims watched on closed-circuit video around the country.
However, he pointed out, First Nations don't vote as a block as evidenced by the fact that Aboriginal candidates ran for four of the five parties that took seats in the House of Commons.
Labour took seats in Old Swan, West Derby, Picton, County, Yew Tree and Anfield among others.
It took seats from Sunni areas and gave them to Kurdish provinces in what lawmakers said was slight to Hashemi.