hold possession

See: occupy, remain
References in classic literature ?
And truly, they were as sturdy and bluff a pair of boots as one would wish to see; as firmly planted on the ground as if their owner's legs and feet had been in them; and seeming, with their broad soles and blunt toes, to hold possession of their place by main force.
Moments later and the PS22 million summer signing almost got lucky as John McGinn's cross cannoned off him, with Guaita again able to hold possession.
A: An action for unlawful detainer exists when a person unlawfully withholds possession of any land or building against or from a lessor, vendor, vendee or other persons, after the expiration or termination of the right to hold possession, by virtue of any contract, express or implied.
'CDA is taking possession from those occupants who have received compensation and continued to hold possession despite lapse of so many decades.
Many players might look to hold possession and run down the clock, but Doyle sent a dangerous ball into the box to Ben Knight - who should have sealed the win from six yards out.
This time, they will be relying on Izzy Christiansen and Keira Walsh to hold possession in the middle of the park, avoiding sloppy passes that leave them exposed, and supplying playmaker Fran Kirby, who can be lethal slipping balls through the backline or into the wide areas.
Leinster's first sustained attack saw them hold possession through 38 phases but it took the timely intervention of Yoann Huget to deny Adam Byrne a try.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had lost all of his previous three meetings against City boss Pep Guardiola and was growingly increasingly frustrated at his side's inability to hold possession as the visitors dominated the first half.
RAHIM YAR KHAN -- Two families claimed to hold possession of a land on bypass road in front of New Bus Stand and accused each other of grabbing it with the connivance of police and local politicians here the other day.
In what was a game of few chances, especially in the first half, both sides struggled to hold possession in the windy conditions.
He said: "At the root of this case is a very simple issue: the right of any person be they writer, photographer, artist or other creative individual to hold possession of their own creative work and not to see it utilised by others without permission for their own purposes.