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pəˈzɛstpos·sessed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsessed, possessed(p)adjective

    influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion

    "by love possessed"

  2. amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(p)adjective

    frenzied as if possessed by a demon

    "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"

Wiktionary

  1. possessedadjective

    controlled by evil spirits

    He was exorcised because he was thought to be possessed by the Devil.

  2. possessedadjective

    seized by powerful emotions

  3. possessedadjective

    having, owning

    The president was possessed of great wealth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possessed

    of Possess

Freebase

  1. Possessed

    Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. After breaking up in 1987, and briefly reforming from 1990 to 1993, the band reformed under original bassist/vocalist Jeff Becerra in 2007, and has a new album in the works.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of possessed in a Sentence

  1. Hung Tzu-ch'eng:

    When the mind is possessed of reality, it feels tranquil and joyous even without music or song, and it produces a pure fragrance even without incense or tea.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It takes pure love to be possessed by the spirit of God.

  3. Thietmar of Merseburg:

    Though [Theophanu] was of the weak sex she possessed moderation, trustworthiness, and good manners. In this way she protected with male vigilance the royal power for her son, friendly with all those who were honest, but with terrifying superiority against rebels.

  4. George Santayana:

    When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

  5. Aldous Huxley:

    We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.

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