personal belongings

plural noun

: items that belong to someone and that are small enough to be carried
Be sure to take your personal belongings with you when you get off the bus.

Examples of personal belongings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After his body was recovered, his personal belongings—including the watch—were returned to his wife, Miriam, who did survive the sinking. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Nov. 2023 In October, Bonhams announced that a few of Walters' personal belongings from her home — including furniture, art, jewelry and clothing — would be up for auction in cities like Boston (Walters' hometown), Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and New York City. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Even better, these bottoms boast multiple spacious pockets that fit all of my personal belongings like my phone, keys, and wallet. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 1 Nov. 2023 Perez has been back only to retrieve his personal belongings. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Oct. 2023 Masked suspects in Seattle are reportedly prowling the streets targeting high school students for their phones and other personal belongings, police reported. Emma Colton, Fox News, 24 Oct. 2023 In addition, another auction of Talley’s personal belongings held by Stair Galleries last month realized more than $500,000. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Oct. 2023 The Piazza Zip Pouch Whether used as a toiletry bag or used to organize your personal belongings (think: keys, phone, lip gloss), this adorable pouch is a travel-must. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 15 Oct. 2023 On the north-facing side of the road, bodies are laid out amid personal belongings, including a bicycle, on flatbed trailers attached to a truck. Cate Brown, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Personal belongings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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