Origin of possess
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OTHER WORDS FROM possesspos·ses·sor, nounpos·ses·sor·ship, nounun·der·pos·ses·sor, nounun·pos·sess·ing, adjective
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How to use possess in a sentence
For the companies that didn’t participate, it raises the concern that they might possess information that indicates the toxic metals in their foods might be even higher than their competitors.New report finds toxic heavy metals in popular baby foods. FDA failed to warn consumers of risk.|Laura Reiley|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
A just society must be consciously constructed by citizens possessing certain virtues.
Not only does it have a spike protein mutation that could lead to a higher infection rate, it possesses what’s called an “escape mutation.”The Amazonian city that hatched the Brazil variant has been crushed by it|Terrence McCoy, Heloísa Traiano|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
They also possess their own first- and second-round draft choices.Predicting the future for Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers and other star NFL quarterbacks|John Clayton|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
By implication, Earth must therefore possess some climate-stabilising feedbacks but at the same time good fortune must also have been involved in it staying habitable.It’s a cosmic miracle that life on Earth’s lasted this long|By Toby Tyrrell/The Conversation|January 25, 2021|Popular-Science
As a white, educated, Western, middle-class male, I possess most of the unearned privilege the world has to offer.
That thing we seemed to possess was not the other, but an image of them we formed—they themselves are still free.
I know that many people do not feel they possess their partners and lovers.
In fact, the original Burroughs books possess a clear “green” streak that now seems quite prescient.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Fish and Wildlife officer told him that it was illegal to possess a protected species or a raptor.
Any one may possess the portrait of a tragedian without exciting suspicion or comment.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Not a dollar did he possess—not even did he have a suit of clothes any more, and wore every day his corduroys.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
My entrails were troubled in seeking her: therefore shall I possess a good possession.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
"Doa Estefania, have no fear; you possess an infallible preservative," exclaimed the cappellan.
Tausig, in my opinion, did possess exceptional genius in composition, though he left but few works behind him to attest it.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay