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A moment later his other hand was taken, with grim possessiveness, by the child.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
In the few mad hours of their association they had come to belong to each other with a possessiveness that was beyond words.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, JUNE, 1931VARIOUS
The elaborate care with which he tucked the robe about her Ladyship had a distinct air of alert possessiveness.
THE KINGDOM ROUND THE CORNERCONINGSBY DAWSON
I had all the while been conscious of something abnormal in his attitude—a lack of ease in his gross possessiveness.
SEVEN MENMAX BEERBOHM
Its chief characteristic is its possessiveness: the words "gain" and "profit" suggest this.
THE PURSUIT OF GODA. W. TOZER
Of course, she was not for him—not with that possessiveness.
THE SEARCHGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
He was overwhelmed by the possessiveness of the awful thing.
AT THE CROSSROADSHARRIET T. COMSTOCK
Anger, defiance, pride and possessiveness supply the motives of their songs.
BIRDS OF THE WAVE AND WOODLANDPHIL (PHILIP STEWART) ROBINSON
Winnie's eyes, with soft, hostile possessiveness, fastened themselves on her little girl's face.
THE NARROW HOUSEEVELYN SCOTT
For effrontery of possessiveness is there anything that can exceed the nest-making, planet-populating, female, human woman?
THE MUTINY OF THE ELSINOREJACK LONDON

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