POSSESSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of POSSESSION
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possession
 n.  act of having and controlling property; belongings
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Cravatte was in possession of the mountains as far as Arche, and beyond; there was danger even with an escort; it merely exposed three or four unfortunate gendarmes to no purpose.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE
2  It was like an epidemic of veneration, which in the course of six or seven years gradually took possession of the whole district.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
3  Dark thoughts held possession of Fantine's heart.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
4  Then he took possession of himself: he set his elbows on the table, leaned his head on his hand, and began to meditate in the dark.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
5  But the fever, allayed for an instant, gradually resumed possession of him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
6  As every one was in possession of the plateau, no one held it, and in fact it remained, to a great extent, with the English.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
7  Then he felt of the officer's fob, discovered a watch there, and took possession of it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
8  Cosette, absorbed in the ecstasies of possession, no longer saw or heard anything.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
9  Cosette caught sight of Catherine at the foot of her bed, and took possession of her, and, as she played, she put a hundred questions to Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—A NEST FOR OWL AND A WARBLER
10  When he saw Cosette, when he had taken possession of her, carried her off, and delivered her, he felt his heart moved within him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
11  The grass had half taken possession of them, and a green mould covered the rest.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE BEGINNING OF AN ENIGMA
12  Little by little, as he gazed at her, he grew calm and regained possession of his freedom of mind.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—THE ENIGMA BECOMES DOUBLY MYSTERIOUS
13  The flask finished what the fresh air had begun, Jean Valjean swallowed a mouthful of brandy, and regained full possession of his faculties.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
14  Marius stepped aside promptly, and the old man took possession of his chair.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE UTILITY OF GOING TO MASS, IN ORDER TO BECOM...
15  Fanaticism for the sword took possession of him, and complicated in his mind his enthusiasm for the idea.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING MET A WARDEN
Example Sentence: (67 in 5 pages)
16  Those documents are now in the possession of the Guardian.
17  She will also retain possession of her father's home, and many of his personal effects.
18  What would the effect on our society be if we repeal the laws against the possession and sale of narcotics?
19  A kind of enchantment took possession of my mind and senses too on Friday evening, from eight till twelve o'clock.
20  It is a story about how to reinstate a king in the possession of the kingdom.
21  Megan Peters, a trooper's spokeswoman, told the Juneau Empire the party was in possession of 148 sockeye salmon taken with a beach seine net.
22  By incantation and prayer, the medicine man sought to exorcise the evil spirits which had taken possession of the young warrior.
23  He alone is poor who does not possess knowledge.
24  The analysis of what kind of temperament you possess is vital.
25  She pretends to various abilities she doesn't, in fact, possess.
26  Not all of us possess earthshaking talent.
27  The students possess the conviction that they can make a difference to their community.
28  Belgium was the first European country to possess a fully-fledged rail network.
29  In the past the root of this plant was thought to possess magical powers which could cure baldness.
30  Alphabetic systems possess an inventory of symbols, called an alphabet, to represent the individual phonemes.