It belonged to Police Officer Moira Smith, who was last seen leading a bleeding civilian to safety from the South Tower.
But one day, Rushdie said Elizabeth discovered her beloved gold charm bracelet, which had belonged to her mother, was missing.
An earlier generation of women at Princeton were gung ho to show they belonged on Princeton's grand and gothic campus.
She was so thin that the black slacks and jacket she wore looked as if they belonged to someone else several sizes larger.
There was a time when the average Briton or American belonged to a startlingly large number of clubs and societies.
The Lhari had the star-drive; maybe it belonged to them, maybe not.
I can't look at it as calmly as you do as if it all belonged to someone else.
Smart was a sheep-dog that belonged to a Mr. Scott, who lived in Scotland.
From the first day I came upon you in the old library, we belonged to each other.
Are you inclined to part with the cup that belonged to my namesake Plutarch?
mid-14c., "to go along with, properly relate to," from be- intensive prefix, + longen "to go," from Old English langian "pertain to, to go along with," of unknown origin. Senses of "be the property of" and "be a member of" first recorded late 14c. Cognate with Middle Dutch belanghen, Dutch belangen, German belangen. Replaced earlier Old English gelang, with completive prefix ge-.