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  • as inabstain
  • as inpussyfoot
  • as inequivocate
  • as inhedge

synonyms for sit on the fence

  • cease
  • forgo
  • pass up
  • quit
  • refrain
  • renounce
  • shun
  • withhold
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • avoid
  • constrain
  • curb
  • decline
  • eschew
  • evade
  • fast
  • forbear
  • pass
  • refuse
  • spurn
  • starve
  • stop
  • deny oneself
  • do without
  • fence-sit
  • give the go by
  • give up
  • go on the wagon
  • keep from
  • sit on one's hands
  • sit out
  • take the cure
  • take the pledge
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antonyms for sit on the fence

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  • continue
  • do
  • accept
  • allow
  • embrace
  • encourage
  • face
  • meet
  • use
  • want
  • indulge
  • tell truth
  • take on
  • encounter
  • meet
  • face
  • confront
  • release
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How to use sit on the fence in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
You see, they always butter their chairs so that they won't stick fast when they sit down.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Being quieted by the Captain with a draught of cold tea, and made to sit down, the examination of the book proceeded.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Since Henry Hawk could sit in a great elm far up the road and see himp.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Never again would he sit behind that wheel rejoicing in the insolence of speed.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The hut was barely high enough to let him sit up, and long enough to let him lie down—not to stretch out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
They had been permitted to sit up till after the ice-cream, which naturally marked the limit of human indulgence.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
I saw every crook in the fence, every rut in the road, every bush and tree long before we came to it.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
She sometimes liked to sit in the room of mornings when Madame Ratignolle played or practiced.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Another fence: who would furnish that two hundred and fifty dollars and secure him for the remainder?
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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