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possessed of or possessed by or possessed with

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.

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  • 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.
    July 3, 2013 - The Addison County Independent
  • 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 ...
    July 2, 2013 - Orlando Weekly

  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Inquisitr