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possessive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
possessivepos‧ses‧sive1 /pəˈzesɪv/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 JEALOUSwanting someone to have feelings of love or friendship for you and no one elsepossessive of/about 🔊 She was terribly possessive of our eldest son.2 JEALOUSunwilling to let other people use something you ownpossessive of/about 🔊 He’s so possessive about his new car.3 technicalSLG used in grammar to show that something belongs to someone or somethingpossessive pronoun/form/case etc 🔊 the possessive pronouns ‘ours’ and ‘mine’possessively adverbpossessiveness noun [uncountable]
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possessiveShe: Why are you so possessive?She is extremely possessive about her university friends, and doesn't ;like them mixing independently with her workmates.I felt possessive about those bands, and felt jealous when other people wrote about them.She was too possessive, always wanting to know where I was, who I was with.Meredith felt breathlessness claim her as his possessive arms wrapped around her once more.I broke up with Lyle because he was as possessive as a two-year-old.He could also be very possessive, especially towards women.Similarly, older children's possessive impulse would now not be seen as an instinct for ownership perse.Her mouth was being taken with a possessive intensity that obliterated thought and left only sensation.For instance, she was possessive of our eldest son and I wasn't allowed to go near him.possessive of/aboutShe told him not to be so possessive about her and her body.Was she actually feeling possessive about her companion?He's pretty possessive about his car.For instance, she was possessive of our eldest son and I wasn't allowed to go near him.She thought, she's possessive about Pat, perhaps she's even in love with him!We mentioned the gelding being possessive of the mare, in fact, being jealous.They were possessive about their servants.Millers have always been, understandably, possessive of their water supplies and consequently, this sometimes failed to happen.I felt possessive about those bands, and felt jealous when other people wrote about them.possessive of/aboutShe told him not to be so possessive about her and her body.Was she actually feeling possessive about her companion?For instance, she was possessive of our eldest son and I wasn't allowed to go near him.She thought, she's possessive about Pat, perhaps she's even in love with him!We mentioned the gelding being possessive of the mare, in fact, being jealous.They were possessive about their servants.Millers have always been, understandably, possessive of their water supplies and consequently, this sometimes failed to happen.I felt possessive about those bands, and felt jealous when other people wrote about them.
Related topics: Grammar
possessivepossessive2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 technicalSLG an adjective, pronoun, or form of a word that shows that something belongs to someone or something
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possessiveWhereas if it shows up as a possessive, it might not.So, in fact, what she ends up with is this possessive which is used and a possessive is definite.
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