from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no possessions.

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  • verb Present participle of unpossess.


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  • That you may have to reach down and find some rather unpossessing soul who kind of looks like Ulysses S.

    Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime 2002

  • In fact, Mr. Burke's novel, like Miss Slesinger's but from the opposite direction, is devoted to the unpossessed and unpossessing mind.

    Restorations Adams, Robert M. 1966

  • Even in knowing the stable he would be manifold, for it is not possible that, while in the act of knowing the laters possess themselves of their object, the Supreme should know only in some unpossessing observation.

    The Six Enneads. Plotinus 1952


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