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 Sheriff's Office is trying to educate the community in as many ways as possible about protecting their belongings.
A man walking in Oak Park told police he was struck from behind and robbed of his belongings.
Inside, among his belongings, investigators found 200 rounds of ammunition and a receipt for a gun purchase in November 2016.
As a result, some sailors lost all of their belongings.
Her father sold all of his belongings to buy the family plane tickets to Cairo, Egypt, and Ahmed joined the 65.6 million people in the world who have been forced from their homes by violence and conflict.
Ogg was then given a box to pack up his belongings, Corrigan said.
The men, later identified as Nesly Guerrier, 30, and Joseph Lucien Oliver, 20, began to choke her and demand her belongings.
The gunmen opened fire, causing him to crash into a nearby daycare — then, the attackers pulled him out of the car and stole his belongings and gun.
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