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Definition of "sit-ins" [sit-ins]

  • Plural form of sit-in. (noun)

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Use "sit-ins" in a sentence
  • "However, the historical record makes clear that instead of passive acceptance rooted in “otherworldliness,” many black clergy encouraged their parishioners to participate in the marches, protests, and sit-ins of the civil rights era."
  • "The government, which has only been in power for the last three months, does not have a magic wand to resolve all the problems in such a small amount of time, said Essebsi, calling for an end to the strikes and the sit-ins and pleading for patience."
  • "Protest and civil disobedience -- like the sit-down strikes at auto factories in the 1930s and the lunch counter sit-ins in the 1960s -- succeed when its participants and its sympathizers are fighting for something specific, and their victories become stepping-stones to more and more bold, radical reforms."