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Definition of Possessed

  • of, pertaining to, or like a demon or possession by a demon

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His life, which had seemed suspended, was set free; and an exaltation of sorrow, of pain, of action, possessed him.
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These poor fellaheen had paid taxes on everything they possessed.
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No fear possessed David, but he felt the keenness of the struggle, and prepared for the last critical moment of fanaticism.
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Thou wert mistaken; a madness possessed thee; but thou, I knew, wouldst choose the way of honour.
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As the one great passion went out like smoke, the woman he loved, whom he had given to the lions, the memory of her, some haunting part of her, possessed him, overcame him.
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It was the voice of Zaida, who, preying upon his superstitious mind-she knew the hallucination which possessed him concerning her he had cast to the lions-and having given the terrible secret to Kaid, whom she had ever loved, would still save Harrik from the sure vengeance which must fall upon him.
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He stresses the brazenness of the players in presenting, soon after the devastating storm of the night of November 26-27, 1703, two plays, 'Macbeth' and 'The Tempest', "as if they design'd to Mock the Almighty Power of God, _who alone commands the Winds and the Seas_." ('Macbeth' was acted at Drury Lane on Saturday, November 27, as the storm was subsiding, but, because it was advertised in the 'Daily Courant' on Friday, November 26, for the following evening, it would appear that, unless the players possessed the even more formidable power of foreseeing the storm, their presentation of 'Macbeth' at that time was pure coincidence.
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We were land owners now, duly seized and possessed, and within the protection of the law.
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She hung over the edge of the chasm like a sleepwalker, or a possessed creature pursued by demons, and at the same time her eyes glistened with such wild madness, and she drew her breath with such feverish rapidity that Paulus, who had come close up to her, involuntarily drew back.
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Of a complexion much lighter than the girl's, she still possessed a coarse comeliness, which pointed back to the dairymaid type of damsel.
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Now the idea possessed her that she must resume her practising, and to-day she had spent hours at the piano, with painful effect upon Mrs. Mumford's nerves.
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To-day I travel through all the obscure villages with profound indifference, and I gaze coldly at their sad and wretched appearance: my eyes linger over no object, nothing grotesque makes me smile: that which formerly made me burst out in a roar of spontaneous laughter, and filled my soul with cheerful animation, now passes before my eyes as though I saw it not, and my mouth, cold and rigid, finds no longer a word to say at the very spectacle which formerly possessed the secret of filling my heart with ecstasy.
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The names were made over to the new owner, with all legal formalities, so that he apparently possessed a large fortune, measured in slaves; these names the promoter transferred to a remote district, with the intention of obtaining a big cash loan from some bank, giving his fictitious property as security; but he was quickly caught, and his audacious scheme came to nothing.
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When we reflect that he had at his command the finest medium of expression that the world has ever possessed, and that his skill in the use of it has never been equalled by a single one of his countrymen, it is not surprising that his novels approach perfection.
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Knowing that a certain physician of the city was possessed of abundant means and had a praying Christian mother, though he had long since given up going to church, I resolved to call upon him.
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With slow steps this good man passed down and put that last money he possessed into the waiting box.
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She did so, and found in time more friends and acquaintances, and a pleasanter home than she ever possessed before.
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Suddenly it occurred to him that the widow of a friend just dead was possessed of large means, and she might be inclined to help him.
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But Loest sat still, and "_possessed his soul in patience_" for he knew the Lord would choose the best time, and he desired to be found waiting and watching for the Lord's coming.
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Mr. D.L. Moody, the Evangelist, when a boy, was possessed of an unusual amount of muscular strength and animal spirits, and a strong will that knew little of impossibility or submission.
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Examples of Possessed

Example #1
The blood came rushing through his veins again.
Example #2
He lifted his arms with a sudden passionate gesture.
Example #3
Taxes, taxes, nothing but taxes from the cradle!
Example #4
The taxes for wars were wrung out of the sons of labour and sorrow.
Example #5
Involuntarily Harrik turned his eyes to the velvet curtains.
Example #6
I came alone, because I had no fear that thou wouldst go to thy death shaming hospitality.