possessing (part of speech: verb)
taking (part of speech: verb)
catching, procuring, amassing, confiscating, commandeering, levying, capturing, annexing, impounding, abducting, grabbing, depriving, getting, acquiring, usurping, reaping, harvesting, taking, gathering, bagging, appropriating, nabbing, collecting
- The most eloquent of the Whig party, Mr. Stanley, was as decided as Mr. Peel himself in affirming that the existence of the Association was " inconsistent with the spirit of the constitution," and that it was " dangerous that the people of a country should look up to any public body distinct from the government, opposed to the government, and monopolizing their attachment and obedience." - "The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860", Charles Duke Yonge.
- A selfish old body she was, too, monopolizing the rock- bath, as if she were taking a cure for rheumatism, whole hours at a time, while Robin Hood, hot and dusty, waited on her pleasure in the drooping branches above. - "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road", Katharine Lee Bates.
- It is not a question of the Government monopolizing the field. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.