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fearful of the loss of position or affection

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serving to express or indicate possession

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desirous of owning

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having or showing a desire to control or dominate

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The introduction digests the different contributions these theorists make to a dominant narrative in early modern studies: that from the end of the medieval period to the beginning of the Victorian period, European culture saw a fundamental shift to a possessively individualized, self-disciplining subject; that this subject evolved to match or was part of the transformation of feudal structures to modern state formations; and that this entailed a corresponding shift in the social valuation and political meanings of everyday life--including what was to become the daily bourgeois work of disciplining the emotions, sentiments, and senses.
A person may also take I-positions of influences that are external' and personalise them possessively as mine'.
But the scientific need for objectification, the fear of all that cannot be interpreted and decoded, the insistence that one must know possessively, no matter what, make many content to limit themselves to the serial aspect of the poem and, more destructively, to reduce that which is not serial, the moment of feeling, or Being, to what is usually called intentionality, and the moment of poetic expressiveness and listening, the moment of Becoming, to reader response or reception.
Boswell was thirty-one years younger than Johnson, Kinbote seventeen years younger than Shade, and both have possessively filial feelings toward their heroes and alter-egos.
She first met Lovell, 36, more than a year ago on the internet but as their friendship turned to romance she realised something wasn't right as Lovell's moods swung between loving and caring to possessively controlling.
There are any number of ambitious maps projected out from the perspective gained by these daily excursions that possessively seek to encompass larger parts of the terrain so that these perambulations can feel safer and more at home.
The reason for this closure on data is that the data which one has already assimilated is one's personal property, personal territory, personal myth: data newly discovered by someone else is other people's property, with the discoverer and goodness knows who else still clinging to it possessively, and with the implicit threat of yet more discoveries to come; and for the political rationalist to admit that someone else might have more data, more understanding than oneself and cronies would be simply to throw oneself back into the quagmire of uncertainty from which one has triumphantly extricated oneself.
The object of attention would be pictured standing proudly in front of his modest semi- detached in Formby, wolf man sidies and curly perm wafting in the breeze with chubby bleached blonde missus in a too-tight mini skirt possessively gripping a forearm.
Even when her possessively "loving" husband, Ihsan Natour--who rose from a poor Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus to become one of the politically influential millionaires in the intrigues of the East-West game--provides her a permanent high-class life in Paris and London, Nadia fails to find self-fulfillment.
Then I'd take her to a ghetto so she had to hold onto me, really possessively, all night.
For a split second his eyes had flared a warning, and then he'd switched on a sociable smile for the guests and had taken her arm possessively.
A metal table is used as a bed, for meal preparation, as a door, as a washbasin and as a foundation for the woman to stand on possessively.
Now she has to try to pretend she's a Prime Ministerial wife in waiting, out-smiling even Tony Blair and clutching possessively at William as if the poor guy is about to do a runner.
Moreover, because mentalite is introduced possessively as "Shakespeare's day," it is surprising that there is no sustained discussion of his plays and only bare citation of Hamlet, which one might anticipate as a privileged map for this territory.