- adj.拥有的，占有的; 着魔的，疯狂的;
- v.拥有( possess的过去式和过去分词);
They believed she was possessed by devils.
She has convinced herself that she is possessed by the devil.
In prison they'd taken away his watch and everything he possessed.
She even claimed the couple's daughter was possessed by the devil.
Portugal and Spain had possessed vast empires that waxed and waned.
He is possessed of an extraordinary fund of energy.
Absolute terror possessed her.
He behaved like someone possessed.
Tsvetayeva was possessed by a frenzied urge to get out of Moscow.
What on earth had possessed her to agree to marry him?
Dwight Eisenhower possessed much the same ability to appear likeable.
He possessed a vast store of knowledge.
If only my father had possessed an ounce of business sense.
Queen Milena possessed great beauty, which she retained unimpaired in advancing years.
He possessed me of the facts.
He possessed his soul in patience.
The plantation owner has possessed himself of a vast piece of land.
When they came to the fork of the road, his horse turned left into a bypath as if it were possessed with a demon and began to run headlong down the hill.
This diplomat possessed an excellent gift for repartee.
She is possessed with rage.
They has possessed themselves of all the necessary material.
All night I have been tossing and turning racking my brains to think what could have possessed the young man to kill himself.
The desire to be rich possessed him to act so.
She is possessed of health and wealth.
Alaska was once possessed by Russia.
The entire metropolitan center possessed a high and mighty air calculated to overawe and abash the common applicant.
The boy acts like one possessed.
She was possessed by the desire to be rich.
Athens was more and more looked on as a cooperative business possessed of great wealth in which all citizens had a right to share.
2015年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
There are several reasons to believe that the urges to help, inform and share are not taught, but naturally possessed in young children.
2016年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文收起真题例句
1. influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion;
"by love possessed"
2. in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon;
"the soldier was completely amuck"
"berserk with grief"
"a berserk worker smashing windows"