Possessed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pəˈzest|  American pronunciation of the word possessed
Brit.  |pəˈzɛst|  British pronunciation of the word possessed
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto possess
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto possess

adjective

- influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion(syn: obsessed)

by love possessed

Examples

a horror movie about a possessed child

...remarkably poised and possessed in the midst of all the turmoil...

She was convinced he was possessed by the devil.

The ruby was once possessed by an ancient queen.

They possessed a graciousness and warmth that put their guests at ease.

...even as a child, the princess possessed a certain majesty that would later serve her well...

...the murderer seemed possessed by a demoniac wish to destroy life...

He possessed only an abstract right.

No species of reptile is possessed of true fleshy lips.

He is possessed of the most brilliant talents and an extraordinary fund of energy.

Land that is possessed by the city should be turned into parks.

He possessed a vast store of knowledge.

He possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind.

He has swindled his wife out of all money she possessed.

He is possessed of the most brilliant talents.

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