Usage examples for repossess

  1. After some months he returns, and finding his stock of hogs much increased, he offers a large present of these, with some red feathers, and other valuable articles, to the Toutou's master, who generally accepts the compensation, and permits him to repossess his house and lands. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. He would repossess himself of this fair- haired woman. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  3. There can be no doubt that the next generation will see the civilization of the West repossess itself of the fertile plains in which it was born and nursed, and a railway carried from the shores of the Mediterranean to those of the Persian Gulf. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  4. She let the thought of Hyde repossess her; and present again and again to her imagination his form, his face, his voice, and those long caressing looks she had seen and felt, without seeming to be aware of them. – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  5. 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
  6. It might be that the parties concerned were not conscious of the injury they were inflicting, but even that fact would not lessen the fancied right of the native to repossess himself of his lost territory. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  7. To seize upon the urchin, and, in spite of kicks, bites, shrieks, or scratches, repossess himself of his treasure, was the feat of a moment. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. In consequence he called for seventy- five thousand men from the militia of the various States, and avowed clearly that " the first service assigned to the forces hereby called forth will probably be to repossess the forts, places, and property which have been seized from the Union." – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  9. 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
  10. Dominated still by the fatal curiosity and covetousness that first possessed him, later mastered him, and then drove him into crime, bound to repossess himself of his hidden treasure and go out to see the world, Kit would not leave the Gila. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  11. 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
  12. He closed the door behind him, and lest Mrs Catanach should repossess herself of the key, drew it from the lock, and, removing a few yards, sat down in the passage by his own door. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. They are disposed of in some perfectly obvious way, and within the next forty- eight hours he will make some effort to repossess himself of them. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. 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