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A person's movable possessions:‘she didn't have much baggage with her as most of her belongings had been sent ahead by sea’
possessions, personal possessions, personal effects, effects, goods, worldly goods, chattels, goods and chattels, accoutrements, appurtenancesproperty, paraphernalialuggage, baggagegear, tackle, kit, things, stuff, junk, rubbish, bits and pieces, bits and bobsclobber, gubbinsshit, crapView synonyms
- ‘Then we were instructed to leave our belongings behind and return to the departure gate.’
- ‘Manny took some personal belongings from Mrs Schendel, but ignored many more valuable items.’
- ‘Once there, I laid my belongings out to dry and made plans to visit a local quarry.’
- ‘Their coats, wallets, mobile phones and other personal belongings were stolen.’
- ‘Officers raided his room at the college that day to search his personal belongings and took five letters away.’
- ‘I noticed that his belongings formed a round bulge in the bottom of a plastic carrier bag.’
- ‘She walked into the room to find a man searching through her belongings.’
- ‘Police or security guards can inspect the personal belongings of people as they enter the premises.’
- ‘They add that nobody should leave personal belongings and money lying around a house.’
- ‘The burglars also stole many personal belongings that Cilla will never be able to replace.’
- ‘I've completely downsized all my belongings, and can pack all of my clothes into one suitcase.’
- ‘The whole family had to move upstairs after their belongings had been made safe.’
- ‘I had a need to go fetch his last belongings and bring them home to my house to wash them.’
- ‘I just hope that it results in security checks on people's belongings being tightened up.’
- ‘The sprinters claim they were unaware of the tests and had returned home for personal belongings.’
- ‘None of his belongings had been interfered with and no possessions had been stolen.’
- ‘Their belongings were packed into plastic bags and the family was driven to Dublin by car.’
- ‘Homeless people were then asked to pay fifty dollars for the return of their belongings.’
- ‘We had boxed up all our personal belongings to make room in our second bedroom for our new baby daughter.’
- ‘I lost things, had things stolen, had people rummage through my belongings, my drawers.’
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