He fondly remembers enjoying the “wonderful senses of humor” possessed by both Romney and his better half, Ann.
Powell possessed a powerful sense of loyalty and duty and patriotism, all of which meant that he was willing to put up with a lot.
Simon is 51 years old, tall, and possessed of a big smile that conveys Midwestern values and steadiness.
To expect him to control events would be to endow him with a power that no president has possessed.
He was so possessed by his own destiny he would never allow his armies even a tactical retreat, which turned out to be disastrous.
These qualities are possessed by olive-oil soaps, either soft or hard.
They possessed a system of writing of their own which they thought vastly superior.
He has a long beard, and, is possessed of wisdom and eloquence.
He distrusted his eyes, his ears, and every sense that he possessed.
She had possessed his lips, she had possessed his thought and solicitude.
late 14c., "to hold, occupy, reside in" (without regard to ownership), a back formation from possession and in part from Old French possesser "to have and hold, take, be in possession of" (mid-13c.), from Latin possess-, past participle stem of possidere "to have and hold, possess, be master of, own," from posse "to be able," from potis "able, powerful" (see potent) + esse "to be" (see be). Meaning "to hold as property" is recorded from c.1500. Demonic sense is recorded from 1530s (implied in possessed). Related: Possessed; possessing.