Definition of belonging
1 : possession —usually used in plural
2 : close or intimate relationship a sense of belonging
Examples of belonging in a Sentence
her adoptive family gave the young girl a sense of belonging that she had never felt before
packed up all their belongings and moved across the country
Recent Examples of belonging from the Web
The suspects took the bag with her belongings before running back to their car and fleeing, police said.
Access to the Hellenikon airport site was blocked off in the morning, and dozens of police officers and riot police stood by as the roughly 600 migrants collected their belongings and boarded buses to refugee camps elsewhere in Greece.
Late Thursday, police released surveillance images and video of a man who stole Best's belongings.
According to the press release, INRAP will continue to analyze the prince and his priceless belongings through 2019.
Christian grabbed his belongings, exited the train and used the knife to threaten several people on the platform, the affidavit said.
Anez, her husband, Charles Rengifo, 45; Daniuschka; and Daniuschka’s younger sister, Andrea Rengifo, now 14, would have to leave behind family, friends and most of their belongings.
On move-in day in mid-March, Salazar and Carson carried in a few bags of personal belongings and settled into 480-square-foot rooms, each with a bed, a dresser, a TV, an easy chair, a dinette, a kitchen and a closet.
The Crimean Tatars were given just 30 minutes to gather their most personal belongings before being...
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