Women should not have to apologize for seeking gender equality and for possessing sexual desire.
Many men think being aggressive, and possessing women, makes one a “real” man.
So we get a Holmes with a penchant for cocaine and costume, but possessing loyalty, reason, moderation, and a sense of duty.
From his July speech: We must lead the effort to prevent Iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability.
possessing this trait was believed to open the cracked doors of opportunity ever wider.
As far as possessing souls is concerned, Mr. Tylor has proved that plants are as well equipped as men or beasts or minerals.
But then she was not accustomed to children, possessing, as she often boasted, none of her own.
Omai, who was become of consequence from the possessing three or four muskets and some ammunition, was consulted on the occasion.
We dwell in God, possessing Him; He dwells in us, possessing us.
But Flamborough was of all the wide world happiest in possessing an authority to reconcile all doubts.
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.