be possessed of


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

Examples of be possessed of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, for those of us of solid Midwestern stock (Not to brag, but a recent DNA test traces my lineage back 37,000 years to the backseat of a Rambler parked outside a tavern in Carbondale, Illinois), you’ll be possessed of an almost psychotic love for corn on the cob. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 Sep. 2020

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“Be possessed of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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