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Hope woman has somewhere to sit (3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

pew

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'somewhere to sit' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'hope woman has' is the wordplay.
'has' indicates a hidden word.
'PEW' is hidden in the letters of 'hope woman'.

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(Other definitions for pew that I've seen before include "Long bench in a church" , "Bench-like seat in a church" , "Long church seat" , "Part of flock sitting here" , "Where some of the flock rest" .)

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