What does the word possessed mean?

Usage examples for possessed

  1. The Countess started, but was self- possessed again in a moment. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. And still she was strangely self possessed. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  3. She was perfectly self- possessed, and only said quietly, " Hold on, Captain Lecky, hold on!" – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  4. I listened,- and a sense of hopeless fear possessed me. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  5. He no longer understood the terror which had so lately possessed him. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent

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