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He was of good birth, and he was the possessor of an inherited competence.

"It is, it is," the possessor of genius replied, with conviction.

Does not peace dwell within, and are not the hours of its possessor winged with happiness?

Not a millionaire like her brother, but the possessor of a handsome property.

The possessor of the "Lumley nose" rubbed that organ in a bewildered fashion.

Bailey's mouth closed in order that it's possessor might swallow.

But if the possessor have the property in a foreign country, there shall be no bar as to time.

In society, high advantages are set down to the possessor as disadvantages.

They submitted their lives and fortunes to the possessor of this appealing idea.

The possessor of such a secret would have the world at his mercy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to hold, occupy, reside in" (without regard to ownership), a back formation from possession and in part from Old French possesser "to have and hold, take, be in possession of" (mid-13c.), from Latin possess-, past participle stem of possidere "to have and hold, possess, be master of, own," from posse "to be able," from potis "able, powerful" (see potent) + esse "to be" (see be). Meaning "to hold as property" is recorded from c.1500. Demonic sense is recorded from 1530s (implied in possessed). Related: Possessed; possessing.

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