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possessive

(pə-zĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Having or manifesting a desire to control or dominate another, especially in order to limit that person's relationships with others: a possessive parent.

pos·ses′sive·ly adv.
pos·ses′sive·ness n.
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But it does exist within the religious texts and acknowledging that it is present could open the door to those religious individuals and communities who are critical of the current religious possessiveness, enabling them to join those who support reconciliation.
In his 1979 study The American Nightmare: Essays on the Horror Film, the esteemed cineaste Robin Wood declared that the zombie's cannibalism "represents the ultimate in possessiveness, hence the logical end of human relations under capitalism.
Regardless of this possessiveness, you can still detail clean the rifle by removing the wood, field stripping it, and forcing mineral spirits repeatedly into its components with a rubber squeeze bulb.
Issues that are crucial to teamwork--such as leadership, communication, sharing, possessiveness, ego, cooperation, and competition--are elicited as they work.
Even at that point, she was unsure of the relationship because he had shown signs of possessiveness.
Local entities are infamous for turf wars, records possessiveness, and, at times, a uniquely introspective and counterproductive provinciality.
Following are the construct measures examined: arousal-seeking tendency, attitude toward business ethics, motivation to conform, political and economic conservatism, coping with life, ethnocentrism, fashion consciousness, femininity, generosity, susceptibility to interpersonal influence, involvement with education, masculinity, materialism, patriotism, possessiveness, attitude toward product quality, attitude toward government regulation of business, risk aversion in product usage, risk taking in purchasing, self-concept, self-confidence, self-esteem, activeness in sports, enthusiasm for sports, time management, time pressure, venturesomeness, acceptance of authority, and motivation to work.
Reactions will vary according to generation and the degree of possessiveness one feels toward the songs.
Many think jealousy and possessiveness are signs of love, when in fact they are examples of someone exercising power and control--and that's what abuse is about," says STAR's coordinator Divya Kumar.
Like Ajax, he leaves not because of Eva's possessiveness but because, like Hurston's Joe Starks, he is futilely seeking white male approbation through the acquisition of "shine" (36).
Most of these relationships with stationers had a shelf life of about three years, and Loewenstein's careful reconstruction of Jonson's intense and fractious history with his printers and the complex "story of proprietary negotiation" (211) surrounding the Second Folio of 1640 adds to our understanding of Jonson's singular possessiveness about his texts.