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If Robert possessed his acknowledgment he would have no defense to make.

They possessed a system of writing of their own which they thought vastly superior.

In the beginning each little village had possessed a god of its own.

They possessed no watches but they measured time by the shadow of the sun-dial.

He distrusted his eyes, his ears, and every sense that he possessed.

Yet he is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it.

For further assets, he possessed one eye and a twisted smile.

He was handsome and possessed a most intelligent and expressive countenance.

He even thinks that, even if she possessed Constantinople, she could not long retain it.

That at least is his, notwithstanding the millions he might have possessed if he had only known how to acquire them.

WORD ORIGIN

"controlled by an indwelling demon," 1530s, past participle adjective from possess (v.).

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