English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "possess"

The little boy's bicycle was his most favorite possessionWe don't possess much, but we are rich in family.

The little boy's bicycle was his most favorite possession.

Anthony J. D'Angelo said, Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.

The territory now known as Alaska used to be a possession of Russia.

The priest feared that the young girl was possessed by the devil.

My sister is very possessive and won't share anything with anybody.

The terrorist was arrested and charged with possession of explosives.

The old woman was possessed by a fear that someone was out to kill her.

During a routine search at the police station, the young man was found to have over 10 grams of cocaine in his possession.

Madelaine lost all her possessions in the fire that destroyed her apartment building.

Gloria's terrible possessiveness has destroyed every relationship she ever had.

India and the U.S. were both British possessions at one point.

Venezuela possesses more proven oil reserves than any country outside the Middle East.

King Francis I of France is reported to have paid Leonardo da Vinci 4,000 gold crowns for his masterpiece Mona Lisa, but the king did not get immediate possession; Da Vinci kept the painting hanging on a wall of his chateau until the day he died.

In Burma, possession of a computer modem can lead to a prison term.

Studies show that in a typical game of hockey, the average player has possession of the puck for about 30 seconds in total.

Some people have youth, but not energy, while others possess energy, but not youth.

There is an Iranian proverb which states that great needs grow from great possessions.

The islands of Guadeloupe have been a French possession since 1635.

Before the development of modern psychology, psychological disorders were often attributed to possession by evil spirits.

The ancient Greeks believed that music possessed moral qualities and that it could affect a person's character and behavior.

B. C. Forbes once noted that real riches are the riches possessed inside.

Napoleon Bonaparte once said that riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.

Discussion question: What do you consider to be your most valuable possession?


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