Definitions

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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of possess.

Etymologies

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From possess +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • And when the woman Ipsukuk is anigh thee, -- she who smeareth her face with molasses, -- do thou smite her likewise, and whosoever else that possesseth flour and cometh to thy hand.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • And when the woman Ipsukuk is anigh thee, -- she who smeareth her face with molasses, -- do thou smite her likewise, and whosoever else that possesseth flour and cometh to thy hand.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • The woman Ipsukuk, who dwelleth in the far end of the village next the igloo of the chief, possesseth much flour and sugar, and even have my eyes told me of molasses smeared on her face.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • The woman Ipsukuk, who dwelleth in the far end of the village next she igloo of the chief, possesseth much flour and sugar, and even have my eyes told me of molasses smeared on her face.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • All that my hand possesseth thou shalt have the disposal of and, if I have no child to succeed me, thou shalt sit on my throne in my stead; for thou art the worthiest of all the folk of my realm, and I will invest thee with my Kingship in the presence of the Grandees of my state and appoint thee my heir apparent to inherit the kingdom after me,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Rise and make ready to get me a rope and tie one end of it to a tree; then let the other down to me, that I may lay hold of it, so haply I shall from this my strait win free, and I will give thee all my hand possesseth of wealth and fee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Fifthly, that in monarchy there is this inconvenience; that any subject, by the power of one man, for the enriching of a favourite or flatterer, may be deprived of all he possesseth; which I confess is a great an inevitable inconvenience.

    Leviathan

  • France, as Bodine lib. de repub. gives us to understand, their revenues are 12,300,000 livres; and of twelve parts of the revenues in France, the church possesseth seven.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Where the melancholy blood possesseth the whole body with the brain, [4371] it is best to begin with bloodletting.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Likewise, whether the world was created in autumn, summer, or the spring; because it was created in them all: for, whatsoever sign the sun possesseth, those four seasons are actually existent.

    Religio Medici

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