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

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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 ?
His mind went back to the night when he had been frightened by thoughts of a giant that might come to rob and plun- der him of his possessions, and again as on that night when he had run through the fields crying for a son, he became excited to the edge of insanity.
On his arrival, as an indemnity for alleged insults offered to the flag of his country, he demanded some twenty or thirty thousand dollars to be placed in his hands forthwith, and in default of payment, threatened to land and take possession of the place.
The posterity of Marmaduke did not escape the common lot of those who depend rather on their hereditary possessions than on their own powers; and in the third generation they had descended to a point below which, in this happy country, it is barely possible for honesty, intellect and sobriety to fall.
This French gentleman, then, formed the idea of gaining possession of the person of Monk, and he executed his plan.
He would then have possession of the trade, not merely of the Columbia and its tributaries, but of the regions farther north, quite to the Russian possessions.
He had but exhibited the beast's jealous protective instinct for a possession.
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.
Even Kwaque, who most usually fed him under Steward's instructions, knew that the safety of fingers and flesh resided in having nothing further whatever to do with anything of food once in Michael's possession.
As a matter of course, we took possession of the letters and the Diary, and sealed them up, to be given to the Fiscal.
So large was his following that he managed to take possession of the empty shell of the old Democratic Party.
Circumstances had fortified Mercy behind the strongest of all natural rights--the right of first possession.
Though I should never have possession of thy charming person, still shalt thou alone have possession of my thoughts, my love, my soul.
Important matters relating to a legacy had kept him for several years in the United States, where he had continued the work begun by him in France, whither he had returned in possession of a large fortune.
But every time he began talking to her, he felt that the spirit of evil and deceit, which had taken possession of her, had possession of him too, and he talked to her in a tone quite unlike that in which he had meant to talk.
When it was all over, and the Duke in possession was left in possession, Mr.