Definition of 'belonging'
Example sentences containing 'belonging'
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Survivors tried to enter damaged carriages to rescue relatives and collect belongings, officials said. The Sun (2016)We had no personal belongings, just the clothes we wore when we were driven from our homes. The Sun (2016)Warning signs include a reluctance to go to school, missing belongings or torn clothes and unexplained illness. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The naval team collected the sailor's personal belongings and lowered his boat's main sail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This would also cover his red hat and any other personal belongings lost during the night. The Sun (2008)So he promised to leave all his belongings at the front desk. The Sun (2006)They collected their belongings and followed their teacher. The Sun (2014)This is very well organised with ladies waiting to take your belongings and give you a ticket. The Sun (2012)And now she is expected to be deeply hurt by the loss of her precious belongings. The Sun (2008)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)The locks were changed so that we were unable to get back in to collect our belongings. 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)Dressed in a leopard print hijab she collected belongings and her cat. The Sun (2013)All her clothes and belongings remain exactly as she left them. The Sun (2009)Only a handful of personal belongings were found. Titanic - Destination disaster (1987)Insurers will insist that you take care of your personal belongings and keep them secure. 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)The soldiers inspected the house, found the hiding place and took all their precious belongings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She changed the locks and wouldn't let me in to collect my belongings. The Sun (2014)Staff have said the couple's hotel room still has their clothes and belongings in it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A number of families have already loaded their most precious belongings into their cars and left. 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)A thief, come to steal his belongings! Times, Sunday Times (2015)A clear-out of unwanted belongings would take place at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Synonyms of 'belonging'
fellowship, relationship, association, partnership
Trends of 'belonging'
Very Common. belonging is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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