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The costumes and settings are worthy of a full-length feature, and the creepy possessiveness of the song adds to the vignette.

But with the clarity of retrospect, it already showed signs of the possessiveness and jealousy that would follow years later.

Yet it is a dislike accompanied by a totalizing possessiveness.

A moment later his other hand was taken, with grim possessiveness, by the child.

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

The elaborate care with which he tucked the robe about her Ladyship had a distinct air of alert possessiveness.

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

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


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to possessiveness, such as: avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, and greediness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.