He smiled in response and put his hand upon her firm, round arm, possessively, and they began to talk.
He spoke to her possessively; he no longer depended, he directed.
She did not touch him any oftener than she usually did, nor any whit more affectionately or possessively.
"She shan't—it's not for your young ears," said Clarence possessively from where he stood, a little behind Gail.
His lips pressed hers between the words closely, possessively, and again involuntarily she shivered.
She took hold of one of her brother's hands, while she held Frederick possessively by the arm.
And as he held her fast, Toby forced back Sally's head and many times kissed her hotly and possessively.
The man on the girl's right seemed to overlap her possessively which could have been accounted for by the width of his shoulders.
mid-15c. (grammatical, also as a noun); 1550s in general use, from Middle French possessif (15c.) "relating to possession, possessive," and directly from Latin possessivus, from possess-, past participle stem of possidere "to possess" (see possess). Related: Possessively; possessiveness.
The case of a noun or pronoun that shows possession. Nouns are usually made possessive by adding an apostrophe and s: “The bicycle is Sue's, not Mark's.” Possessive pronouns can take the place of possessive nouns: “The bicycle is hers, not his.” (See nominative case and objective case.)