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Synonyms for possessive

fearful of the loss of position or affection

Synonyms for possessive

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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It is intriguing to speculate what Senyor Canals' wife, whom he possessively refers to as "la meva Claudia," would have said about her marriage if she had been interviewed.
possessively through them, those loaner Saturdays, test-drive
For Birdie had recognized the value of Sandy's maternal instruction, invariably introducing her and the stories she told, possessively, namely with the personal pronoun "my": " 'Now get this straight,' my mother was saying.
All the businessmen and professionals shown in the ad seem to be quite happy with the UBL pillow and carry it around quite possessively.
With the new playing season approaching, it is important to note that while this classic sport of power and strategy is only played a few months every year, it is the preparation of skill and aristocratic breeding throughout the year that has made polo such a favourite and possessively owned sport of the royals, he added.
15) Later Caroline plays the role of a "wife," lovingly and yet possessively getting lunch ready for her and her father: "The busy, bustling joy, with housewife airs / (Directress, handmaid, lady of the feast
Merritt's hands, arranged in a single loose "V," both point possessively toward the photograph and belie the promise of the "Double V" campaign introduced earlier.
How, brokenhearted, she went to the prince's room on his wedding night and looked down on his sleeping face, his arm thrown possessively across his new bride.
Yes, it's different, but it plays out as superficially and inevitably as if either Jamie or Maggie had a possessively overbearing mother, or a bratty kid from a previous relationship, or any other oversimplified obstacle to romance.
In one room Leo is watching cricket, in what claims to be the office one of Jilly's squad of local PAs takes calls about the book-promoting schedule, at the kitchen table her son and racecourse guide Felix discusses that day's runners with a friend and, when we sit down to talk, the elegant shape of her rescue greyhound Feather folds his long limbs possessively beside his mistress on the sofa.
Instead of possessively guarding his ideas out of competitive ambition like the young artists hustling around him, he became more and more interested in giving his ideas away, purposefully sharing information and spreading artistic possibilities as ways of exercising broad influence: what he called his Causal Art.
So I wouldn't blame business owners for clinging possessively to their intellectual property.
Who is that grandmotherly woman, for instance, standing possessively next to her library, next to a Vermeer print, a selection of books on subjects as bipolar as Banking Policy in India and Stalin ( there's also John Le Carre's The Honourable Schoolboy ), proudly wearing an enigmatic smile and an unfussy cotton sari?
Ward complained to Frederic Lucas, director of the AMNH, that "with our limited resources of money and collectors, [we] have had to stand off and see any possibility of an excellent collection of this Wisconsin tribe pass beyond our reach" He added possessively, "I have not been glad to see Mr.
Food is one of the most important things to a dog and some will guard it possessively as they think you might take it from them.