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  1. possessed ofadjective

    owning something

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed of in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed of in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of possessed of in a Sentence

  1. Socrates:

    Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

  2. Addison:

    A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every talent which a man can be possessed of. It heightens all the virtues which it accompanies; like the shades of paintings, it raises and rounds every figure, and makes the colours more beautiful, though not so glowing as they would be without it.

  3. Alex Gibney:

    I think a lot of these people who over promise and imagine that they can do things well beyond what anybody else has done so far, they are possessed of a certain delusional quality — a certain kind of narcissistic belief in their own powers, that's become, in a way, kind of my stock and trade : to examine those characters,'cause there's something glorious about that.

  4. Ulysses S. Grant:

    The effects of the late civil strife have been to free the slave and make him a citizen. Yet he is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it. This is wrong, and should be corrected.

  5. Harrison Ford:

    Peter Mayhew was a kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character, chewbacca was an important part of the success of the films we made together.

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