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Repossess   /rˌipəzˈɛs/   Listen

Claim back.  Synonym: reclaim.
Regain possession of something.  Synonym: take back.

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"Repossess" Quotes from Famous Books

... the English power. The regent concluded with saying, "that the Lords Loch-awe, Douglas, and Ruthven were come down from the Highlands with a multitudinous army, to drive out the Southron garrisons, and to repossess themselves of the fortresses of Stirling and Edinburgh. That Lord Bothwell had returned from France with the real Sir Thomas de Longueville, a knight of great valiancy. And that Sir Roger Kirkpatrick, after having massacred half the ...
— The Scottish Chiefs • Miss Jane Porter

... jeopardizing the victory of the Greeks. Considered as types of individual character, most of Homer's heroes are mere boys. It is the cause for which they fight that gives them dignity: embattled Greece must repossess the beauty which a lesser race has reft away from it. Even Helen herself is merely an idea to be fought for; she is not, as a woman, interesting humanly. It is only in infrequent passages, such as the scene of parting between Andromache and Hector, that ...
— A Manual of the Art of Fiction • Clayton Hamilton

Words linked to "Repossess" :   take, foreclose, get, repossession, reclaim, acquire, distrain

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