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If you own a yacht, you’re possessed of it. If a demon takes over yourbody, you’re possessed by it. If that which possesses you is moremetaphorical, like an executive determined to get ahead, he or she canbe possessed by or with the desire to win.

possessed of in News

  1. Sports column by Karl Lindholm: The pitcher's mound can be a dangerous place

    Herb Score was the best young pitcher in baseball in 1955. Possessed of a blazing fastball, Score won 16 games as a 21-year-old rookie that year and 20 the next. He led all Major League pitchers in strikeouts both years, averaging nearly 10 a game.
    on July 4, 2013 Source: The Addison County Independent

  2. Remix

    In the pantheon of summer cocktails, the mojito ranks high – the first printed recipe dates from the 1930s, in a cocktail menu for Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Havana, and Cubans know from hot, humid weather. Just like Floridians, right? So naturally this rum beverage is a classic summer-day refresher – nicely balanced between tart and sweet; minty and fizzy and possessed of a devastating bite if you ...
    on July 3, 2013 Source: Orlando Weekly

possessed by in News

  • Illinois man sentenced to 30 months in prison in case where children were bound and blindfolded in parking lot

    A 53-year-old Northlake, Ill., man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for five crimes in an incident last June in which two of his children were found bound by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot. Without sleep for nine days and suffering from mental illness, he had become delusional and feared his children were possessed by demons, according to the man's court ...
    on June 20, 2013 Source: Lawrence Journal-World

possessed with in News

  • Poltergeist Exorcism Sends ‘Possessed’ Woman To Hospital

    Riverton, WY – An exorcism was recently performed to rid a possessed woman of the poltergeist inhabiting her body. She was later taken to an area hospital after going into cardiac arrest. Fremont County Emergency Dispatch Center received a call on Tuesday evening about a woman who was said to be possessed with a poltergeist. [...] Poltergeist Exorcism Sends ‘Possessed’ Woman To Hospital is a ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

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