Definition of Possessed

1. Adjective. Influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion. "By love possessed"

Exact synonyms: Obsessed
Similar to: Controlled



2. Adjective. Frenzied as if possessed by a demon. "A berserk worker smashing windows"
Exact synonyms: Amok, Amuck, Berserk, Demoniac, Demoniacal
Similar to: Insane
Derivative terms: Demoniac

Definition of Possessed

1. Verb. (past of possess) ¹

2. Adjective. controlled by evil spirits ¹

3. Adjective. seized by powerful emotions ¹

4. Adjective. (context: construed with '''of''' not comparable) having, owning ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Possessed

1. possess [v] - See also: possess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Possessed

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poss.
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posse comitatus
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possession is nine-tenths of the law
possession is nine points of the law
possession of interest

Literary usage of Possessed

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"FATHER under covenant for an equal division at his death of all the property he should die seised or possessed of between his two daughters or their ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"He possessed the two rare editions, dated in 1566, of the Scottish acts of parliaments ' of the five first Jameses and Queen Mary,' and printed separately ..."

3. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (1902)
"Yet what he was possessed of was real—the fact that she hadn't thrown over his lucidity the horrid shadow of cheap reprobation. Of this he had had so sore a ..."

4. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1851)
"... kissed his head and shoulders, laying hold of his hands: but a sweet desire of wailing and mourning possessed him ; for he knew them all in his mind. ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"THE PRESENT AND PROBABLE FUTURE CONDITION OF THE INDIAN TRIBES WHICH INHABIT THE TERRITORY Possessed BY THE UNION Gradual disappearance of the native ..."

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