Usage examples for possessed

  1. His eyes grew round and frightened: he had never before come up against strength such as Daniel possessed. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  2. He possessed supernatural strength. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  3. Is it possible, thought I, that from what I have lately heard the long- forgotten influence should have possessed me again? – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  4. I had no idea that he possessed such- such genius. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  5. Whatever possessed folks to build there? – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte