Downsitting Down"sit`ting, n. The act of sitting down; repose; a resting. [1913 Webster]

Thou knowest my downsitting and my uprising. --Ps. cxxxix. 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • Psalms 139 — 1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in …   The King James version of the Bible