Sitting-pretty



adjective, prettier, prettiest.
1.
pleasing or attractive to the eye, as by delicacy or gracefulness:
a pretty face.
2.
(of things, places, etc.) pleasing to the eye, especially without grandeur.
3.
pleasing to the ear:
a pretty tune.
4.
pleasing to the mind or aesthetic taste:
He writes pretty little stories.
5.
(often used ironically) fine; grand:
This is a pretty mess!
6.
Informal. considerable; fairly great:
This accident will cost him a pretty sum.
7.
Archaic or Scot.. brave; hardy.
noun, plural pretties.
8.
Usually, pretties. pretty ornaments, clothes, etc.
9.
a pretty person:
Sit down, my pretty.
adverb
10.
fairly or moderately:
Her work was pretty good.
11.
quite; very:
The wind blew pretty hard.
12.
Informal. prettily.
verb (used with object), prettied, prettying.
13.
to make pretty; improve the appearance of (sometimes followed by up):
to pretty oneself for a party; to pretty up a room.
Idioms
14.
sitting pretty, Informal.

in an advantageous position.
well-to-do; successful.

noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that sits.
2.
a period of remaining seated, as in posing for a portrait or reading a book.
3.
the space on or in which one sits, as in a church.
4.
a brooding, as of a hen upon eggs; incubation.
5.
the number of eggs on which a bird sits during a single hatching; clutch.
6.
a session, as of a court or legislature.
7.
the time or space allotted to the serving of a meal to a group, as aboard a ship.
adjective
8.
(of a bird) occupying a nest of eggs for hatching.
9.
of, for, or suited to sitting:
a sitting area in the lobby.
10.
holding an official position or office; occupying an appointed or elected seat; incumbent:
a sitting pontiff.
11.
in session or at work; active:
a sitting legislature.
Idioms
12.
sitting pretty, in an auspicious position:
He’s been sitting pretty since he got that new job.
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
pleasing or appealing in a delicate or graceful way
2.
dainty, neat, or charming
3.
commendable; good of its kind: he replied with a pretty wit
4.
(informal, often ironic) excellent, grand, or fine: here’s a pretty mess!
5.
(informal) lacking in masculinity; effeminate; foppish
6.
(Scot) vigorous or brave
7.
an archaic word for elegant
8.
(informal) a pretty penny, a large sum of money
9.
(informal) sitting pretty, well placed or established financially, socially, etc
noun (pl) -ties
10.
a pretty person or thing
adverb
11.
(informal) fairly or moderately; somewhat
12.
(informal) quite or very
verb -ties, -tying, -tied
13.
(transitive) often foll by up. to make pretty; adorn
noun
1.
a continuous period of being seated: I read his novel at one sitting
2.
such a period in a restaurant, canteen, etc, where space and other facilities are limited: dinner will be served in two sittings
3.
the act or period of posing for one’s portrait to be painted, carved, etc
4.
a meeting, esp of an official body, to conduct business
5.
the incubation period of a bird’s eggs during which the mother sits on them to keep them warm
adjective
6.
in office: a sitting Member of Parliament
7.
(of a hen) brooding eggs
8.
seated: in a sitting position
noun

See sitting meditation
pretty

the attitude generally assumed in Palestine by those who were engaged in any kind of work. “The carpenter saws, planes, and hews with his hand-adze, sitting on the ground or upon the plank he is planning. The washerwoman sits by the tub; and, in a word, no one stands when it is possible to sit. Shopkeepers always sit, and Levi sitting at the receipt of custom (Matt. 9:9) is the exact way to state the case.”, Thomson, Land and Book.

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