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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Excessive desire to own or dominate.

Usage examples (32)
  • For effrontery of possessiveness is there anything that can exceed the nest-making, planet-populating, female, human woman?
  • Sometimes, she wondered if his possessiveness was the same that he might extend toward a horse or a rifle.
  • But it bespeaks a kind of possessiveness in modern studies: “This idea is only in the modern period, you can’t have it.”
  • A powerful shot of possessiveness went through him. for more
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