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composite preposition with two opposite meanings

From:René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Friday, July 28, 2006, 11:03

Apparently the expression "in possession of" can mean two opposite things.

This book is in possession of my brother.
I have been in possession of this book for years.


Curious. Are there any more of these?



Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>