whatever possessed him/her/you/them

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used to ask why someone did something stupidWhatever possessed him to say such a stupid thing?

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“Whatever possessed him/her/you/them.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whatever%20possessed%20him%2Fher%2Fyou%2Fthem. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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