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what possessed somebody (to do something)?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhat possessed somebody (to do something)?what possessed somebody (to do something)?spokenREASON used to say that you cannot understand why someone did something stupid What on earth possessed her to do it? possess
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what possessed somebody (to do something)?I don't know what possessed me to buy such an ugly dress.
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