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Now tell me just what you expect a woman in my position to do.

Yet it is a satisfaction to do what I can to let you know the position in which I stand.

If you had married him you'd 'a' had a position, like they say here, right away.

If you don't know my position on board this ship, it's time you found it out!

I should think Hester would have more sense than to encourage a boy in his position.

If she would go with him, he held such a position that he could provide for her honourably.

He is far below Halbert in position, and that is the principal thing.

Was ever a man placed, he thought, in a position so inextricable, so disastrous?

The responsibilities of the position I feel, but accept them without fear.

If we would promise we must put ourselves in a position to perform our promise.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., as a term in logic and philosophy, from Old French posicion "position, supposition" (Modern French position), from Latin positionem (nominative positio) "act or fact of placing, situation, position, affirmation," noun of state from past participle stem of ponere "put, place," from PIE *po-s(i)nere, from *apo- "off, away" (see apo-) + *sinere "to leave, let" (see site).

Meaning "proper place occupied by a person or thing" is from 1540s. Meaning "manner in which some physical thing is arranged or posed" first recorded 1703; specifically in reference to dance steps, 1778, sexual intercourse, 1883. Meaning "official station, employment" is from 1890.

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