- v. present participle of possess.
“He appeared on the screen, his expression possessing that odd combination of severity and compassion that Calhoun knew only too well.”
“The true measure of that Prize should not be in possessing it to shield dictatorships from scrutiny, but in using it to help free humanity from the yoke of oppression.”
“Its “emotional appeal” lay in possessing what “others do not and generally cannot enjoy” (39).”
“Now, however, I am fortunate in possessing coining presses in my mint, made upon the same system as those employed in European countries ....”
“A lucky few drank its sap, a sort of holy manna they described as possessing a lingering sweetness.”
“Feminism is not unique in possessing these contradictory impulses.”
“Tainotherium differs from other West Indian species in possessing a large femoral head, a proximally angled femoral neck, a short greater trochanter and a medially positioned lesser trochanter unconnected by an intertrochanteric crest, and a transversely flattened, anteroposteriorly bowed shaft lacking well-defined ridges.”
“Hornbills are also unusual in possessing a unique ligament – the quadratomandibular ligament – that connects the body of the quadrate with the inside surface of the lower jaw.”
“As some may be desirous of possessing a list of the Greek words which the Marseilles colony may have introduced into the language of the Gauls, independently of those which came through the Romans, we present the following one:”
“For "Body," Reitman will collaborate again with "Juno" writer Diablo Cody, a woman he describes as possessing "the most original voice of a generation.”
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