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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

... but, on leaving the hut, he would willingly have repossessed himself of his money, or papers at least, but this she prohibited in the most peremptory manner. It immediately occurred to him that the suspicion of having removed anything, of which he might repossess himself, would fall upon this woman, by whom, in all probability, his life had been saved. He therefore immediately desisted from his attempt, contenting himself with seizing a cutlass, which one of the ruffians had ...
— Guy Mannering • Sir Walter Scott

... half a lifetime—all the old errors and falsehoods were cleared up. She told him how her husband's heartlessness and insolent indifference had made her leave him; and how, for the sake of her son, and partly also out of pride, she had made no attempt to repossess herself of the fortune with which she had endowed her husband at their marriage. The hardest of all had been to leave her son, whom she loved with her whole heart; but he was sickly, and she dared not expose him to the chances ...
— Bressant • Julian Hawthorne

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

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