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Definitions of belonging

  1.   of Belong
  2.   That which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects.
  3.   happiness felt in a secure relationship; " with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging"
  4.   Family; relations; household.
  5.   That which is one's own; generally in pl.; property; possessions; goods; effects.
  6.   That which belongs to one- used generally in the plural.
  7.   That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance.
  8.   Something that belongs to a person or thing; usually in the plural.

Quotes of belonging

  1. Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another. – Geoffrey Beene
  2. I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging and recasting and looking at our modern history. – Billy Bragg
  3. It is that, but really, it's about how we don't recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging A sense of belonging is a big thing today. – James Caan
  4. See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession. – Robert Collier
  5. There is no more reason why the features belonging to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man. – William H. Hunt
  6. Whether we are poor among the poorest, or less poor among the wealthier, let us stand proud and noteworthy, united and strong, comforted by our belonging to the Community of the Free Nations of our Planet. – Mathieu Kerekou
  7. By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier. – Susan Lieberman
  8. At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house. – Dolley Madison
  9. The feeling of not belonging of not being entirely worthy, of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities. Those things speak to me very personally. – Anthony Minghella
  10. Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony, and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent, which was used on such occasions; and placed not far from the altar in the chapel, in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled, perhaps about forty. – Maria Monk
  11. I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle. – Marilyn Monroe
  12. Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question. – Willard Scott
  13. Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain. – Joshua Slocum
  14. No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for belonging

  1. The Touaricks belonging to Berka have just paid Christians a very high compliment, but at my expense. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. Belonging to private life as a right, it belongs to public life as a duty; and it is the last duty which those whose representative I am shall find me to abandon. ” – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  3. He was to live as belonging to another. ” – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  4. Members are permitted, however, to travel free throughout Italy by rail, or on steamers belonging to lines that have a government contract containing a stipulation upon the subject. ” – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  5. “ No one belonging to me was there. ” – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. Just think of having a place all to yourself, belonging to you. ” – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  7. Landing was very practicable on the 4th, and we received the remainder of the provisions and stores; also two three- pounders and their carriages belonging to the Supply, which should have been landed when I first came to the island, but were prevented by the surf. ” – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  8. She did not look quite like a woman standing there, but more like something belonging to another world, some subject of a higher rule. ” – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  9. “ For the last time I advise you not to see Monsieur de Ligny again, I shall prevent your belonging to him. ” – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  10. What have you got about you belonging to your master? ” – Paul Clifford, Volume 3. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. You give me a pleasant sensation of really belonging here. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. “ I don't know what evil spirit possesses people belonging to the church, but once they throw themselves into life, they don't know where to stop, and they burn the candle at both ends till there is next to nothing left; many of them, like you, have passed through the seminary." ” – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  13. He has been forbidden to touch anything belonging to the people. ” – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  14. There was no longer any common interest in their life; all the feeling of belonging together had disappeared. ” – Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss by Jens Peter Jacobsen
  15. She has no one else belonging to her, and she has to come to me for advice, and all that sort of thing. ” – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  16. There is a beautiful park belonging to it, and the house is worthy the name of a castle, so large is it." ” – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  17. We should be able, in the event of some sudden emergency, to put into the field one first- class army corps, which should be, as a whole, at least the equal of any body of troops of like number belonging to any other nation. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. She only knew that her aunt was a wise and experienced woman, with an appetite for life and all belonging to it that only grew the stronger as her remaining years drew in, and that apparently Lady Tasker found something to question, if not to fear. ” – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  19. These pass towards the phalanges, and, in case of the common extensor of the digits belonging to the fore- limbs, the internal is destined for the internal toe, and the external is common to the two toes. ” – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  20. “ A yacht belonging to Mrs. Raynor sailed for Sanpritchit on Saturday, and it was not to leave here until this morning. ” – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton