possessive case

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n possessive case the case expressing ownership
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Possessive case (Eng. Gram) the genitive case; the case of nouns and pronouns which expresses ownership, origin, or some possessive relation of one thing to another; as, Homer's admirers; the pear's flavor; the dog's faithfulness.
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Usage

In literature:

And in most cases, too, they possessed the art of concealing their art.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
In her hurry, at last, she let the Count take possession of her jewel-case.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
In seventy-five cases no one had possessed sufficient knowledge to recognize it at all.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
I felt that I must rely on insight in this case, and on a certain power I had always possessed of reading faces.
"Room Number 3" by Anna Katharine Green
You alone of all the world, and who now possess all the facts, are therefore responsible for the verdict in this case.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
In all cases therefore it implies a certain power of possession which transcends the ordinary?
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
But if this be the case, it is folly, madness, to aspire to the possession of so exalted a personage.
"Specimens of German Romance; Vol. II. Master Flea" by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
In every case, also, that same possession led to luxury and decline.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Especially was this the case in New York and Philadelphia, which were the strongholds of British possession.
"Women of America" by John Rouse Larus
With the loss of the French possessions the older cases of the kind disappeared.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

Even for superficial BCCs, the punch biopsy was accurate in only 84% of cases, as some of these lesions eventually proved to possess an aggressive component when the entire lesion was subject to definitive excision.
A hearing on a DNA profiling technique used in the rapper's 2007 gun-possession case started.
A lawyer for New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress said a hearing in his gun-possession case scheduled for today would be postponed.
Marijuana possession court cases in limbo .
The case involving rapper/ reality TV personality Coolio, in connection with his March 6 arrest at Los Angeles International Airport on crack possession charges, was extended until June 26 in a Los Angeles court Friday.
California's law mandating life in prison for a third felony conviction has led to cases like that of Shane Taylor, who has been in prison since being convicted in 1996 for possessing $10 worth of methamphetamine.
Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagerty says he won't automatically drop all marijuana possession cases as some other counties have done.
The home county of the University of Colorado is the first in the state to drop pending marijuana possession cases in the wake of a public vote to legalize the drug.
Clallam County Prosecutor Deb Kelly says she soon will dismiss all possession of marijuana cases now on the books.
"The Court sent a clear message in these cases that those convicted felons who are caught possessing stolen firearms will receive a substantial sentence," stated US Attorney Donald J Cazayoux, Jr.
In the days after the measure passed, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg dismissed 175 cases involving people 21 and older for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana.
28-year-old Julio Montalvo was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, larceny , criminal mischief and interfering with police in three separate cases, October 7, 2012.
The King County Prosecutor's Office says it will be dismissing all of its misdemeanor marijuana possession cases as a result of the passage of Initiative 502 legalizing marijuana possession of one ounce or less in Washington state.
Paul Zukerberg of Adams Morgan specializes in defending marijuana possession cases.
A Lincoln man has been sentenced to five years in prison in a federal child pornography case 45-year-old Todd Hobbs was sentenced for possession of child pornography in US District Court in Lincoln.
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In science:

KdV (1) and the cases b = 2 (CH) and b = 3 (DP) of equation (4) are three completely integrable Hamiltonian equations that possess solitons as traveling waves.
Nonlinear balance and exchange of stability in dynamics of solitons, peakons, ramps/cliffs and leftons in a 1+1 nonlinear evolutionary pde
But the displaced fluid blobs now possess a different entropy to their surroundings: too little entropy in the case of the upper blob (S0 < S+1 ), and too much in the case of the lower (S0 > S−1 ).
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
With the viral epidemic application in mind, we investigated the case where the recovery algorithm may possess only partial knowledge about the sampling process, in the sense that the defective items can become inactive in the test results.
Group Testing with Probabilistic Tests: Theory, Design and Application
Gromov-Witten invariants of pro jective varieties are counts of curves that are conjectured (and known in some cases) to possess a rich structure.
Mirror Symmetry for Closed, Open, and Unoriented Gromov-Witten Invariants
In the second case, an equation can be written as (3.17) which possesses the symmetries (3.18).
Generalized symmetry integrability test for discrete equations on the square lattice
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