- n. The quality of being possessive
- n. excessive desire to possess or dominate
“For effrontery of possessiveness is there anything that can exceed the nest-making, planet-populating, female, human woman?”
“Close, exclusive, two-person cliques characterized by possessiveness and jealousy are formed.”
“Sometimes, she wondered if his possessiveness was the same that he might extend toward a horse or a rifle.”
“The continued insistence that women like Ewing should reexamine their feelings of "possessiveness," rather than question the sexual-revolutionary principle of nonpossession, meant that the full depth of women's suffering remained nearly invisible, even to its witnesses.”
“But it bespeaks a kind of possessiveness in modern studies: “This idea is only in the modern period, you can’t have it.””
“I think Jeff’s POV that ‘this is my site, and you can’t wiki it up!’ actually harks back to the kind of possessiveness you used to see on sites prior to comment systems and user participation becoming en-vogue.”
“The snarling, the fighting, the possessiveness—all the traits of a lean bear in winter.”
“Being in love is an obsessive journey filled with possessiveness and danger?”
“Hart vacillates between extraordinary pride in my popularity and a fierce possessiveness that results in petulance—very trying.”
“I have experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from men, but I have also experienced jealousy, possessiveness, verbal abuse and violence from women, usually when I failed to respond to their advances.”
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