worldly possessions


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Noun1.worldly possessions - all the property that someone possess; "he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter"
belongings, property, holding - something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone; "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";
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Of course, we both applauded our mother's resolution; Mary cleared away the breakfast things; I brought the desk; the letter was quickly written and despatched; and, from that day, we heard no more of our grandfather, till we saw his death announced in the newspaper a considerable time after--all his worldly possessions, of course, being left to our wealthy unknown cousins.
Nobody was visible in the elevated road which skirted the ascent save the lad whom they had sent on before them, sitting on the handle of the barrow that contained all Tess's worldly possessions.
And I need not tell you, my dear Lady Southdown," Pitt continued, in a low voice, and without heeding the interruption, "how fatal a little want of gentleness and caution may be to any hopes which we may entertain with regard to the worldly possessions of my aunt.
Of all my worldly possessions I took no more than the few necessaries that filled the bag.
That may be; but you know how it was decided for Casimir Perier as to age; and as to worldly possessions, des Lupeaulx does possess something,--not much, it is true, but the law does not take into account increase, which he may very well obtain; commissions have wide margins for the deputies of the Centre, you know, and we cannot openly oppose the good-will that is shown to this dear friend.
Copperfield, that I am not altogether destitute of worldly possessions, and that my daughter is my nearest and dearest relative?
They de- parted, carrying all my worldly possessions (except a little money I had in my pocket) slung from a long pole.
Clare said they've shed most of their worldly possessions and are ploughing every bit of money they have into the trip.
1, 1970, when Marcos announced that he was donating all of his worldly possessions to fund education, technology, science and the arts through the Marcos Foundation.
Meanwhile, on come the sprinklers, my TV blows up, my supper is drowned and all my worldly possessions are ruined.
a dishevelled Donald trump, with a baby in his arms, holding what is left of his worldly possessions in a small plastic bag, and showing a picture of his lost family.
The document, which reveals her worldly possessions of a wireless, typewriter, fur coat and watches, will be handed over to the National Library of Scotland.