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#1 2009-10-04 04:37:40

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1175

Set >> Sat

I like the image of a mind sat for the way your mind sits. And being sat in your ways and hard to budge.

Self-help advice
Find a hobby ( enjoyable activity) to do with yourself that makes you “happy” try something that gets your heart racing like dancing, sports, running, swimming, heck take up boxing! For all I care just do it with a mind sat that you can.
(http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index … 050AApfSPh)

Blog entry
Thought for the day, some times you have to have a mind sat, that a bad day of golf is better than a good day at work
(http://boydcreek.blogspot.com/2005_05_01_archive.html)

Religion and politics in India
This is showing the mind sat of Indian politician who has done every thing in respect of vote bank politics.

Marriage advice
Your man is sat in his ways.. His relatives are always going to take prsidents over you.
(http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index … 123AAS1Sij)

Another couch potato
If i try to get him to do something with me, its like he dreads it. he is sat in his ways and dont want to do anything but sit in front of the t.v.
(http://talkaboutmarriage.com/general-re … wrong.html)

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#2 2009-10-10 16:28:17

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2127

Re: Set >> Sat

Mindsat. Like it. The imagery of a mind setting down to rest is vivid and focused.

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#3 2014-08-01 07:46:57

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 636

Re: Set >> Sat

And here’s the same substitution in the context of a couple of different phrases:

How many people pushed for the quagmire in Iraq that never sat foot on a battlefield?
Q&A site

We had never sat foot into any political party office.
article

A few years later, I’m still here and just as in love with this amazing country as the first day I sat foot here.
health site

Garry is old and sat in his ways
book review

He was sat in his ways and liked things the way they were.
AgTalk

A young, unexperienced guy is, in my opinion, sometimes the better choice over a 25-year vet who is sat in his ways.
computer programming discussion

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#4 2014-08-02 04:10:59

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2127

Re: Set >> Sat

The first three examples are grammatical confusions. The past tense of sit is sat, the past tense of set is set. Using sat as the past tense of set was quite a common practice in the American midwest dialect that I growed up in.

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