Three favorite books from recent years possess that magic in copious amounts.
With all the right tools in place—information, access and choice—style supposedly became something anyone could possess this year.
And while they may possess mandates, they do not have a free hand.
While Israelis can never rest easy, they know they possess overall conventional force superiority, not to mention nuclear weapons.
He has been humbled and now exhibits an empathy for the fallen he did not possess previously.
But we also possess capacities other than these for assimilating and using a language.
We possess no biographical details with regard to Verrazzano.
A handy volume which every practical young engineer should possess.
We possess his relics and they are enclosed in the shrine under the high altar.
You possess, let us say, a little knowledge of Italian, without tears.
late 14c., "to hold, occupy, reside in" (without regard to ownership), a back formation from possession and in part from Old French possesser "to have and hold, take, be in possession of" (mid-13c.), from Latin possess-, past participle stem of possidere "to have and hold, possess, be master of, own," from posse "to be able," from potis "able, powerful" (see potent) + esse "to be" (see be). Meaning "to hold as property" is recorded from c.1500. Demonic sense is recorded from 1530s (implied in possessed). Related: Possessed; possessing.