Usage examples for owing

  1. Owing to an experience of which she had not yet spoken to Mary, her inner will had given way. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. Now stop crying, and put your hand into my pocket, and you'll find something that's been owing you this long time, Leetchy. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  3. If we are any better ourselves, is it not more owing to the absence of temptation, than to any other cause? – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  4. The consequence of this was that, between October and April, he was in the hospital four times, always owing to an increase in the low fever induced by physical and mental exhaustion. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  5. It was indeed only owing to Mr. Greville's influence that they had been able to do so. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  6. A deep gray, which look black owing to her long lashes. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  7. She believed that Hettie might feel somewhat embarrassed in the presence of Jess, owing to her shabby appearance. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  8. Our eagerness to be ready by Sunday was owing to the fact that we had invited the family to spend the day with us. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  9. And I should hate owing money to you, Because... – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  10. It was very difficult to live at all, owing to police interference. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  11. She is reported to have said that she regarded herself as owing her best self to him. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  12. But this match fell to the ground, owing to Giovanni's attachment to Corona, and Madame Mayer was left with the prospect of remaining a widow for the rest of her life, or of marrying a poor man. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. They were mostly owing to my large fortune. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  14. Imagine this story told by Miss Witherfield in open court, with all its details, the lady's narrative being coloured by the recollection that she had lost a suitable husband owing to her adventure. – Bardell v. Pickwick by Percy Fitzgerald
  15. She added quite quietly:- 'It's owing to the repairs. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Why, you got a toss, didn't you- a bad one too- and owing to Wagram's wild beast. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  17. Owing to his long sleep during the afternoon, and also the unpleasant thoughts in his mind, Joe's eyes refused to close in slumber. – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis
  18. This duty is especially owing to our enemies. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  19. You must not think, because he has done me so little good, that our minister is not a faithful preacher; and, owing you more than heart can tell, sir, I like chapel better than church, and consider it nearer the right way. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. That was the beginning of it, and instead of 'aving one master we found we'd got two, owing to the eggstrordinry way Bill had o' looking at things. – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs