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Would you be kind enough to help to me to make the proper choice of the ambiguity for me expression in bold in the following sentence?
I ran down the drive like one possessed.
possessed = rash, frantic or energetically, vigorously or impetuously, headlong
like one possessed = like a mad creature
Thanks for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 24-Aug-2010 at 13:13.
In your title, you have given "like all possessed". We don't use this. It's usually only used to describe one person at a time.
She hurtled round the room like a woman possessed.
He leapt from wall to wall like a man possessed.
The boy thrashed about on the bed like one possessed.