baby-sit

Definitions

  • Baby sitting on a reed
    Baby sitting on a reed
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v baby-sit work or act as a baby-sitter; I have too much homework to do" "I cannot baby-sit tonight"
    • v baby-sit take watchful responsibility for "I baby-sit the neighbor's plants when she is out of town"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Baby sitting on reed leaf Baby sitting on reed leaf
BABY SITTING AT THE TABLE BABY SITTING AT THE TABLE

Usage

In literature:

She's sitting down now, running pale blue baby ribbon through the embroidery in her night gown.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Mr. Geraghty, who was a gardener by profession, was sitting on his own doorstep with the baby in his arms.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
He was sitting between Olga and Elizabeth, when the girls were talking about some of the babies they had found.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
He found the driver, who seemed to be a good and domesticated man, sitting at his fireside with a baby on his knee.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
It was always a holiday to Margaret when she could sit by at leisure, as the morning and evening dressing and undressing of the baby went on.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Now, may I sit on your knee, just as if I were a baby instead of a tall girl with long legs?
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Here they found a young mother sitting on the floor, rocking a baby back and forth while she cried wildly with hysteria.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
And me sitting over against her with crape on for my husband and baby.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Would you sit by baby for a half hour, Winnie, dear?
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
But I do know I don't want to sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam forever and ever like the lady in Baby's book.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
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In poetry:

We saw a woman sitting down
Upon a stone to rest,
She had a baby at her back
And another at her breast;
"The Complaints Of The Poor" by Robert Southey
Sleep, dear baby; sleep outright:
Mother's sitting just behind:
Father's only out of sight;
God is round us like the wind.
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
Therefore she sits within her pew,
And views her baby's lowly seat,
And where, as older still he grew,
He chafed his restless feet.
"Ten Years After - Easter Sunday" by Annie Adams Fields
I often wonder mother loves to creep
Up to the garret where a cupboard stands,
And sit upon the musty floor and weep,
Holding a baby’s dresses in her hands.
"Of Blessed Memory" by Eugene Field
At the baby-house door sits my sweet little Kitty,
In her apron lies Kitty, her namesake, asleep;
The dollies look out of the baby-house parlors,
And the baby-clothes lie on the floor in a heap.
"The Baby-House Famine" by Sarah Orne Jewett
What joy for me to sit and gaze
Upon thy gentle, baby face,
And, dreaming of far distant days,
With mother’s weakness strive to trace
Tokens of future greatness high,
On thy smooth brow and lustrous eye.
"To My First Born" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Baby-sitting Vallecito Fire is taking a chance.
The Heart of Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross is offering area youth who want to earn extra money through baby-sitting an opportunity to get a little training first.
Baby-sitting course set for Tuesday.
The Denton Fire Department will present a baby-sitting course from 2 to 5 pm Tuesday at North Branch Library.
The course is designed for ages 12 to 18, and participants can learn baby-sitting strategies, emergency procedures and more.
Summer baby-sitting classes offered through Red Cross.
Teens schooled in baby-sitting techniques.
But thanks to the Newman Regional Health annual baby-sitting clinic, soon there will be a few more in the area to choose from.
In their 27th year, the baby-sitting clinic will be held from 9 am to 4 pm June 1 at the Amend Girl Scout Center.
Unpaid $20 baby-sitting fee sparked brawl, fatal stabbing.
I baby-sit my neighbor's daughter after school.
I'm so jealous of my sister and Charli at our sister station in Green Bay they are both able to plan exactly when their babies are going to arrive while I sit here and wait for the surprise.
This past week, after I'd left to go baby-sit my grandson, I got a call from my partner at home saying that he had heard a woman apparently in great distress, screaming somewhere outside.
The nation's longest- serving female inmate has been freed, nearly half a century after killing an Arizona toddler she was baby-sitting.
When I was 5 years old, one of my family members, who used to baby-sit my siblings and me, began sexually abusing me.
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