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Usage examples for repossess

  1. Now let us recount, repossess rather, the treasures which once were ours, not forgetting that values have shrunk, and that the times have changed, and that men also are changed; some happily, some woefully. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  2. Let peace return- let the strain of war be lifted from a unit as it goes back into rest, or from an individual as he goes on leave, and the life of indulgence, without an object except self, threatens to repossess the soul. – Thoughts on religion at the front by Neville Stuart Talbot
  3. Florence supported the Baglioni in the conquest of Magione from the Borgias, and they aided Giacopo d'Appiano to repossess himself of Piombino, which had so gladly seen him depart out of it eighteen months ago. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  4. The Proclamation of the President assigned, as their first probable duty, to the military contingents called for from other States, to repossess the Federal Government of property which it could not repossess without an actual invasion of the discontented States. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  5. Yet, in the very act of putting her past away from her, she only succeeded, so it seemed, in inviting it to repossess her. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. But Heaven denies this honour to my hand, Nor shall my father repossess the land; The father's fortune never to return, And the sad son's to softer and to mourn! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  7. Philip was, however, determined to repossess the important treasure; and as he panted, he cast his eyes around, to see if any means offered for his forcing his entrance into the house. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  8. You'll observe that I and my keepers being three, we are the strong party in this instance, and admitting your argument, that the fish are as much yours as mine, still I take advantage of my strength to repossess myself of them, which is, as you say, very natural. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
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