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possess
 v.  occupy in person; hold or actually have in one's own keeping; have the legal title to
Example Sentence: (67 in 5 pages)
1  He alone is poor who does not possess knowledge.
2  The analysis of what kind of temperament you possess is vital.
3  She pretends to various abilities she doesn't, in fact, possess.
4  Not all of us possess earthshaking talent.
5  The students possess the conviction that they can make a difference to their community.
6  Belgium was the first European country to possess a fully-fledged rail network.
7  In the past the root of this plant was thought to possess magical powers which could cure baldness.
8  Alphabetic systems possess an inventory of symbols, called an alphabet, to represent the individual phonemes.
9  He claimed to occupy a chair near the back door and possess one small holdall containing all his personal possessions.
10  While Gaiman does not possess much of a sophisticated literary skill, he nevertheless is an author to read for the interesting and amazing stories.
11  In very truth the saga is a prose epic, and marked by every quality an epic should possess.
12  The Declaration of Independence mentions the inalienable rights that all of us possess.
13  The most important thing which an enterprise should possess is the ability to believe in oneself.
14  The phone encrypts emails, photos and contacts based on a complex mathematical algorithm that uses a code created by, and unique to, the phone's user — and that Apple says it will not possess.
15  Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The kingdom is upwards of three hundred leagues in diameter, and divided into thirty provinces; there the Fathers possess all, and the people nothing; it is a masterpiece of reason and justice.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIV
2  It is sad to think that the love of a mother can possess villainous aspects.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—THE LARK
3  Gross natures have this in common with naive natures, that they possess no transition state.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
4  These words possess the mysterious and admirable property of swelling the bill on the following day.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
5  They possess nothing of their own, and they must not attach themselves to anything.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—THE OBEDIENCE OF MARTIN VERGA
6  The nuns here possess one privilege, it is to be taken to that cemetery at nightfall.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—WHICH TREATS OF THE MANNER OF ENTERING A CONVEN...
7  Nevertheless, whatever may be the contrast, all these toilers, from the highest to the most nocturnal, from the wisest to the most foolish, possess one likeness, and this is it: disinterestedness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
8  Gold and silver possess an odor for them.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—COMPOSITION OF THE TROUPE
9  The unfortunate convict is supposed to possess merely a sou; not at all, he possesses liberty.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
10  The wine-shops of the Faubourg Antoine, which have been more than once drawn in the sketches which the reader has just perused, possess historical notoriety.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
11  Parted lovers beguile absence by a thousand chimerical devices, which possess, however, a reality of their own.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—A HEART BENEATH A STONE
12  We have happiness, we desire paradise; we possess paradise, we desire heaven.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—A HEART BENEATH A STONE
13  These lamentable tribes of darkness have no longer merely the desperate audacity of actions, they possess the heedless audacity of mind.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
14  So Marius possessed Cosette, as spirits possess, but he enveloped her with all his soul, and seized her jealously with incredible conviction.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—MARIUS BECOMES PRACTICAL ONCE MORE TO THE EXTE...
15  To have Cosette, to possess Cosette, this, to him, was not to be distinguished from breathing.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—MARIUS BECOMES PRACTICAL ONCE MORE TO THE EXTE...