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  • verb Present participle of possess.

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Examples

  • He appeared on the screen, his expression possessing that odd combination of severity and compassion that Calhoun knew only too well.

    Stone and Anvil

  • 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.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Lessons From Columbia U.

  • 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.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Lessons From Columbia U.

  • Its “emotional appeal” lay in possessing what “others do not and generally cannot enjoy” (39).

    Joanna Baillie’s Ecotopian Comedies

  • Now, however, I am fortunate in possessing coining presses in my mint, made upon the same system as those employed in European countries ....

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • A lucky few drank its sap, a sort of holy manna they described as possessing a lingering sweetness.

    A Privilege to Die

  • Feminism is not unique in possessing these contradictory impulses.

    How About Lieutenant Feminist Third Class?

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • 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.

    Bucorvids: post-Cretaceous maniraptorans on the savannah

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-08-01

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