Definition of 'belonging'
Example sentences containing 'belonging'
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His other clothes and belongings were in a pile beneath the tree.The Sun (2012)
She took none of her personal belongings.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
And they are only allowed to take in a few personal belongings and clothes.The Sun (2007)
People have to have significant social and personal belongings in their life.Christianity Today (2000) The Sun (2013) The Sun (2009)
Only a handful of personal belongings were found.Titanic - Destination disaster (1987) The Sun (2015)
They were also obsessed with security and made unannounced visits to the cell to steal the smallest belongings.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Cops confirmed the wrestlers' personal belongings had been taken.The Sun (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2006) The Sun (2011)
She changed the locks and wouldn't let me in to collect my belongings.The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She was packing up her most precious belongings and preparing to abandon the house - the talk was of looters.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
A clear-out of unwanted belongings would take place at the same time.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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