Definition of "settee" [set•tee]

  • A long wooden bench with a back. (noun)
  • A small or medium-sized sofa. (noun)

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Use "settee" in a sentence
  • "The question for any couple reduced to long-term settee status is how much bitterness must there be to make the settee preferable to the bed?"
  • "Between the chairs and the settee was a wooden box."
  • "It seems that he had dived down into what was peculiarly his kingdom, and beside him on the settee was a brand which he had brought up in the shape of a slim, flame-like young woman with a pale, intense face, youthful, and yet so worn with sin and sorrow that one read the terrible years which had left their leprous mark upon her."