One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Seated at a table eating a meal.
- ‘Sometime before I leave I will sit at table, in the middle of dinner with 80 people, I will be tired and grumpy and bored with conversation and I will tip my head back, open my mouth, and scream.’
- ‘The woman who bathed Jesus' feet with her tears got the point; the men sitting at table with him didn't.’
- ‘‘Give us a lick of yon jam,’ is a request regularly heard at table.’
- ‘What stories might you tell of young people at table?’
- ‘How one acts at table is how one prepares for God's sovereignty.’
- ‘But the origin of the singerie as a distinct genre is usually attributed to Claude Audran, who in 1709 painted an arbour with monkeys seated at table for the Château de Marly.’
- ‘Although Jesus sits at table with Pharisees at various times throughout the journey, teaching and preaching, it is the powerful whom he is rebuking.’
- ‘I can't help hoping that the guest-leaders, seated at table in Okinawa, might read these words and ponder whom they are being hosted by.’
- ‘First this: my thoughts are with all those people who will not have a loved one with them at table, in bed, in the classroom or at their side tomorrow.’
- ‘In a similar vein, it is not entirely whimsical that at table we acknowledge with thanks the animal and vegetable life that makes possible our meal.’
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