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puh ze siv nuhs

  • n  excessive desire to possess or dominate

  • Complicating this is the possessiveness felt by hardcore Watchmaniacs, who believe that any change is an act of treason.
  • It's a question of whether or not you're going to be scared by all this ethnic awareness and possessiveness into writing about nothing but septuagenarian, Eastern-born Lutherans.
  • He loves his 14-year-old daughter (a lovely duckling named Molly Ringwald) without quite understanding his paternal possessiveness of her.

  • George Lucas in KTVU.com
    It really had to do with greed and the flip side of greed, which is possessiveness,Lucas said. "If you're a Jedi, you can't have possessiveness. You can love people, you can care about people, but you can't hold on to them. As a result,...
  • Jean-Paul Sartre in Taipei Times
    To have such freedom, we had to suppress or overcome any possessiveness, any tendency to be jealous,said Sartre. "In other words, passion. To be free, you cannot be passionate."

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