Usage examples for owing

  1. 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
  2. They were mostly owing to my large fortune. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  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. 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
  5. She added quite quietly:- 'It's owing to the repairs. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  6. A deep gray, which look black owing to her long lashes. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. This duty is especially owing to our enemies. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  13. 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
  14. It was very difficult to live at all, owing to police interference. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. And I should hate owing money to you, Because... – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]