possessive


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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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The connection between these issues is certainly apparent in the case example that will be fleshed out later in the article as well as how people negotiate to try and balance the possessive and distributive economic agencies in local complex socio-political landscapes.
In linguistic terms, there are two entities: a possessor and a possessed (also designated as a possessum, possessee) which are in a possessive relation (designated as a relator).
Unfortunately, despite criticisms, the possessive forms of medical eponyms remain in common use (e.g., Down's syndrome rather than Down syndrome).
of "I in J He was possessive, paranoid I would have feelings for someone else MOLLY MARTENS interview with abc
As a result, his treatment is almost exhaustive: I missed only [.SUP.GIS]PA-(u)want- provided with/having staffs (IBoT 1.36 iii 41, 49), surely a genuine possessive in -want- to the word for staff, stick thus far written only logographically (but note dat.-loc.
However, I now find out that although the original possessive form was in fact 'it's' with an apostrophe, the punctuation mark was moved in the 1800s.
Miss Nolan described the relationship as volatile and said Parker, who admitted assault, was possessive and would stop her from going out.
Adoption of the new pronouns and possessive adjectives proposed below would put an end to the "masculine rule." Under that rule of prescriptive grammar, the third person singular pronoun "'he' is both a male and an indefinite sex referent." (5) By necessary extension, the third person singular pronouns "him" and "his" are also both male and indefinite sex referents.
The following section describes possessive constructions in standard Italian, Tuscan and the central-southern dialects.
-cies, cy's plural and possessive of -cy, a suffix of action, practice, rank, etc
Judge Hughes told him: "From the outset you behaved in a possessive and violent manner towards her."
"In my judgement, you are a possessive and violent person.