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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POSSESSIVENESS

Of course, she was not for him—not with that possessiveness.

He was overwhelmed by the possessiveness of the awful thing.

Exaggerations of possessiveness in the individual are parallel and of a piece with the clutching greed of nations and emperors.

For effrontery of possessiveness is there anything that can exceed the nest-making, planet-populating, female, human woman?

Anger, defiance, pride and possessiveness supply the motives of their songs.

In the few mad hours of their association they had come to belong to each other with a possessiveness that was beyond words.

Its chief characteristic is its possessiveness: the words "gain" and "profit" suggest this.

I had all the while been conscious of something abnormal in his attitude—a lack of ease in his gross possessiveness.

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