English version

be possessed of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe possessed of somethingbe possessed of somethingliteraryHAVE to have a particular quality, ability etc She was possessed of a fine and original mind. possessed
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be possessed of somethingLet us assume that the entire being is possessed of 1,000 arbitrary units of life force.He felt possessed of great strength and fearlessness.Unlike Tyron, Mr Nagasyu was possessed of a degree of style and sophistication.For Pan-dora, like all women, was possessed of a lively curiosity.The President is possessed of a philosophical agenda based on a lifetime of experience and thought.She was possessed of a wryness toward things around her that was endearing.To my contemporaries then at this time, a helmet was possessed of immense symbolic importance.Finally, the citizen must, if true to his quality, be possessed of some civic virtue.Sarah Stitt is possessed of the same huge eyes that she likes to paint in her huge-eyed portraits.
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