Synonyms for benches

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I ramble around the park and see lovers on benches—it's rather thrilling.

In the courtyard of the hospital, convalescents sat on the benches and watched for robins.

He heard the slaves on the rowers' benches scream with fear.

"Hear, hear," ironically from the Opposition, approvingly from the Treasury benches.

The only brightness was that of the red velvet of the benches and the gallery hand-rests.

Upon the other benches sprawled some of the city's derelicts.

The scene is a room in a mountain hut, furnished only with a table, benches.

Corruption everywhere, my dear Upton, except on the Treasury benches!

The malady of the Treasury benches is deafness, with a touch of blindness.

There were ten or twelve large beds, some benches, no tables, and no chairs.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English benc "long seat," from Proto-Germanic *bankiz "bank of earth," perhaps here "man-made earthwork," later "bench, table" (cf. Old Frisian bank "bench," Old Norse bekkr, Danish bænk, Middle Dutch banc, Old High German banch), from PIE root *bheg- "to break." Used for "office of a judge" since late 13c. Sporting sense "reserve of players" (in baseball, North American football, etc.) is by 1909, from literal sense of place where players sit when not in action (by 1889).

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nounseating for watching event
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