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seized (seised)

n. 1) having ownership, commonly used in wills as "I give all the property of which I die seized as follows:...." 2) having taken possession of evidence for use in a criminal prosecution. 3) having taken property or a person by force. (See: seisin, seizure)

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There seemed to be a slight hint of inquiry about it, and a sudden impulse seized the other.
As he spoke he seized me violently by the arm; the roof of the palace opened to make way for us, and we mounted up so high into the air that the earth looked like a little cloud.
Iwanich, who felt sorry for the poor creature, seized it in his arms and flung it into the stream.
Robin slowly rallied and seized his comrade's outstretched arm.
Near one o'clock in the morning, I was seized with dreadful fatigue.
The pickaxe that had seemed so heavy, was now like a feather in his grasp; he seized it, and attacked the wall.
So David, with a promptitude equal to the occasion, drew out his box of yellow lozenges, lifted the lid, and performed a pantomime with his mouth and fingers, which was meant to imply that he was delighted to see his dear brother Jacob, and seized the opportunity of making him a small present, which he would find particularly agreeable to the taste.
Our rowers got out their knives and held them ready between their teeth, and I seized the boat-hook.
Then the youth seized the axe, split the anvil with one blow, and in it caught the old man's beard.
The crowd of blacks, when they saw the balloon over their heads, like a huge comet with a train of dazzling light, were seized with a terror that may be readily imagined.
If, seized by an intolerable boredom, he had determined to be a painter merely to break with irksome ties, it would have been comprehensible, and commonplace; but commonplace is precisely what I felt he was not.
She seized his bald head by its remnant of hair and tried to thrust aside his kisses as though they had been bites.