possession


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Synonyms for possession

Synonyms for possession

the fact of possessing or the legal right to possess something

something, as land and assets, legally possessed

an area subject to rule by an outside power

Synonyms for possession

being controlled by passion or the supernatural

a mania restricted to one thing or idea

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a territory that is controlled by a ruling state

(sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)

References in classic literature ?
that the new landlord gave them their choice of any of the rooms in the house, without the least augmentation of rent, upon condition of their giving instant possession of the two small chambers they at present inhabited.
While, however, he discharged his functions with credit and fidelity, Marmaduke never seemed to lose sight of his own interests; for, when the estates of the adherents of the crown fell under the hammer, by the acts of confiscation, he appeared in New York, and became the purchaser of extensive possessions at comparatively low prices.
On the banks of the Hudson River was a colony of Dutch, who had taken possession of that region many years before, and called it New Netherlands.
in possession of this million, which was to be torn, as it were, from the loyalty and not the royalism of General Monk.
This French gentleman, then, formed the idea of gaining possession of the person of Monk, and he executed his plan.
I do believe that it is the possession of this other-personality--but not so strong a one as mine--that has in some few others given rise to belief in personal reincarnation experiences.
And when he saw Cocky, one day, perched and voluble, on the twisted fingers of Kwaque's left hand, Ah Moy discovered such instant distaste for the bird that not even eighteen shillings, coupled with possession of Cocky and possible contact, had any value to him.
During the early fall of her twenty-seventh year a passionate restlessness took possession of Alice.
For a moment she stood by the window hearing the rain beat against the glass and then a strange desire took possession of her.
His one hope seemed, then, to lie in fostering Mohammed Beyd's belief that the jewels were still in his possession, and depend upon the accidents of the future to open an avenue of escape.
During the fighting I escaped; but I doubt if any of Achmet Zek's men live, and the gold they sought is in the possession of the Abyssinians.
Now, though, it was different--only a despised dog of a Christian stood between himself and possession of the girl.
As a matter of course, we took possession of the letters and the Diary, and sealed them up, to be given to the Fiscal.
On the twenty-eighth of October the Fiscal was in possession of all the information that we could collect, and our duties for the time
The possession of the poison was traced directly to my husband, and to no one else.