Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Deprived of possession.
  • adj. Spiritually impoverished or alienated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dispossess.
  • adj. homeless
  • adj. impoverished

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having lost one's self-possession or self-command.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security

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Examples

  • If you were poor, whether at home or in some Third World country, you were one of the 'dispossessed'-even if you had never possessed anything to dispossess you of.

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  • Well the tent cities of the dispossessed are a fine approximation and are likely larger than the 'villes of the' 30's, as there are more of us.

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  • Of the 1079 households identified as dispossessed and affected by group areas legislation in the Knysna claim, 822 were classified coloured and 257 classified African.

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  • • More colleges are offering courses in "Whiteness Studies" as white Americans cope with becoming what one commentator calls a "dispossessed majority group."

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  • More colleges are offering courses in "Whiteness Studies" as white Americans cope with becoming what one commentator calls a "dispossessed majority group."

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  • It's the non-vote by people who previously flocked to vote Labour that's most significant, not the fact that a small minority of the self-defined as dispossessed will always want to vote for a racist or radical extremist demagogue party that offers easy solutions.

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  • Its a wonderful feeling to become 'dispossessed' from ones possessions!

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  • Rather than allowing themselves to be "dispossessed" by the threat of Labor taking matters into its own hands, Capitalists and Management use the government and economy to control Labor ... and to provide enterprises into which they can safely invest.

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  • Apart from ignoring what Linda has said, you always ignore the fact that the "dispossessed" you so cherish were actually in "possession". .but they threw it all away in a vain attempt to anihlate the jews.

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  • If you were poor, whether at home or in some Third World country, you were one of the "dispossessed" — even if you had never possessed anything to dispossess you of.

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