be possessed of something

literary
to have a quality, ability, knowledge etc

She looked mysterious, as if possessed of some deep secret.


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  • be possessed of something — literary phrase to have a quality, ability, knowledge etc She looked mysterious, as if possessed of some deep secret. Thesaurus: to have a particular quality or thingsynonym Main entry: possessed …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) possessed of something — be possessed of sth idiom (formal) to have a particular quality or feature • She was possessed of exceptional powers of concentration. Main entry: ↑possessedidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • possessed — pos|sessed [ pə zest ] adjective controlled by an evil spirit: She was ranting and raving like she was possessed. be possessed of something LITERARY to have a quality, ability, knowledge, etc.: a woman possessed of grace and serenity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • possessed — UK [pəˈzest] / US adjective controlled by an evil spirit She was ranting and raving like she was possessed. • be possessed of something …   English dictionary

  • Possessed — may refer to:* Possession, having some degree of control over something else **Spirit possession, whereby gods, daemons, demons, animas, or other disincarnate entities may temporarily take control of a human body ***Demonic possession, spirit… …   Wikipedia

  • Possessed (2000 film) — Infobox Film name =Possessed director =Steven E. de Souza producer =Jane Bartelme Barbara Title writer =Thomas B. Allen (book) Michael Lazarou (screenplay) Steven E. de Souza (screenplay) starring =Timothy Dalton Henry Czerny Christopher Plummer… …   Wikipedia

  • possessed — [[t]pəze̱st[/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ, oft ADJ by n If someone is described as being possessed by an evil spirit, it is believed that their mind and body are controlled by an evil spirit. She even claimed the couple s daughter was possessed by the… …   English dictionary

  • possessed — pos|sessed [pəˈzest] adj 1.) if someone is possessed, their mind is controlled by something evil ▪ She was convinced he was possessed by the devil . like a man/woman possessed literary (=with a lot of energy or violence) 2.) be possessed of sth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • possessed — adjective Date: 1534 1. a. (1) influenced or controlled by something (as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea) (2) mad, crazed b. urgently desirous to do or have something 2. obsolete held as a possession 3. self possessed, calm • possessedly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • possessed of — adjective owning something The president was possessed of great wealth …   Wiktionary

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