One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not possessed or owned.‘a skill unpossessed by outsiders’
- ‘The one poem of Leila's that the novel gives an account of concerns the death of Henry's father and it is a poem which is unable to define his subjectivity in terms other than ‘a house strangely unpossessed’ 202.’
- ‘I was perusing the latest issue of one of those male magazines, you know the type - glossy, cover shots of half naked nubile females and banner headlines screaming guarantees of hitherto unpossessed sexual prowess and financial muscle.’
- ‘By the time Pema writes this book, she tells us she manages to stay stable or ‘unpossessed ‘with the help of ‘medicines, ‘but she does not specify what these are.’’
- ‘From the dominant, normative, which is to say male perspective, virginity stands for the promise of permanent possession of the unpossessed.’
- ‘After all, Antiope and Eleuthera are lovers, virginal of men, ‘unpossessed by man.’’
- 1.1unpossessed of Not having (an ability, quality, or characteristic)‘the money men are unpossessed of the social graces’
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