[ UK /ɹɪpəzˈɛs/ ]
[ US /ˌɹipəˈzɛs/ ]
  1. claim back
  2. regain possession of something
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How To Use repossess In A Sentence

  • A prepossessing performer with a beautiful baritone, Murray is tall, blond and Midwestern - looking.
  • If the mortgage rate has to go up to bring the price of houses down, it will create more homelessness because of repossessions.
  • We are overapt to apply our nineteenth century prejudices and prepossessions to the morality of the ancient Greeks who would have specimen'd such squeamishness in Attic salt. Arabian nights. English
  • People who default on their mortgage repayments may have their home repossessed.
  • He repossessed himself of his farm.
  • To remove a conviction so generally adopted, Quentin easily saw was impossible — nay, that any attempt to undeceive men so obstinately prepossessed in their belief, would be attended with personal risk, which, in this case, he saw little use of incurring. Quentin Durward
  • ‘When they have a court order the bailiffs can gain repossession of the land and can ask the police for help if they need it,’ says John.
  • If any thing has fallen under your observation, either on the one side or the other, I intreat you to lay it totally aside; to come to the consideration of this subject with cool, dispassionate, unprejudiced, unprepossessed minds, to attend to the evidence that will be laid before you, and to that evidence alone -- by that evidence let the Defendants stand or fall. The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane, commonly called Lord Cochrane, the Hon. Andrew Cochrane Johnstone, Richard Gathorne Butt, Ralph Sandom, Alexander M'Rae, John Peter Holloway, and Henry Lyte for A Conspiracy In the Court of
  • It seemed incredible, yet it was true; it was proved to be so to me by his pricking his ears and his attentive look at the mention of the word prepossessing him in relation to the money: Government. The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 8
  • Returning to his own unprepossessing patch of auto show real estate — five cars parked on a stretch of carpet — Zhou assessed the surrounding opulence: Those beautiful vehicles are for the very handsome men, those high in society. A Car for the Everyday Man
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