be possessed of

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Definition of be possessed of

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: to have (a particular quality, ability, skill, etc.) He is a man who is possessed of great talent.

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“Be possessed of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20possessed%20of. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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