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adjective & adverb
(of a seated person) with the legs crossed at the ankles and the knees bent outward.[as adverb] ‘John sat cross-legged on the floor’
- ‘Hazel sat cross-legged on the floor of the gym, her eyes were closed and a look of deep concentration was on her face.’
- ‘Her small frame is perched cross-legged, yoga-style, on the cane couch by the window.’
- ‘Danny lowered himself to the floor and sat cross-legged listening intently to the conversation.’
- ‘As we came in I saw a girl sitting cross-legged on the floor against the wall reading a book.’
- ‘If you sit cross-legged on the floor, see that your hips are higher than your knees, you'll be more comfortable.’
- ‘During meditation we all sit cross-legged, hand on knees, eyes closed, and try empty our minds.’
- ‘He had barricaded himself in the living-room, where he was sitting cross-legged in the middle of the floor.’
- ‘She decided to sit down cross-legged on the floor, a confused look on her face, debating whether to ask or keep quiet until a better time.’
- ‘He sat cross-legged on the floor, still in his suit, and pulled the cat into his lap.’
- ‘Rob hung up the receiver and sat cross-legged on the floor for several minutes.’
- ‘The grumpy children had to sit cross-legged because we needed the floor space beneath their feet for luggage.’
- ‘As Joseph headed for the nearest exit he saw Justin sitting cross-legged on the floor.’
- ‘He was sitting cross-legged on the floor, eyes closed, apparently in deep meditation.’
- ‘He made me walk back up to the room where he was, and sit on the floor, cross-legged.’
- ‘She was cross-legged behind him, and he was sitting up with his legs stretched in front of him.’
- ‘Rows of barefoot men sat cross-legged on the floor as their young sons fidgeted next to them.’
- ‘He was sitting cross-legged on the floor beside my bed.’
- ‘They normally sat cross-legged on the floor, preferably on a carpet with bolsters or pillows.’
- ‘He was seated cross-legged at the foot of her bed, watching her sleep.’
- ‘The fat lady sat cross-legged with her feet up on the seat, as if she was sitting at home.’
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