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Definitions of owing

  1.   of Owe
  2.   Due: ascribable to: imputable to.
  3.   owed as a debt; " must pay what is owing"; " sleep owing to you because of a long vigil"
  4.   Had or held under obligation of paying; due.
  5.   Due as a debt; ascribable as a result.
  6.   Due, as a debt; imputable to; ascribable, as to a cause; consequential.
  7.   owed as a debt; " outstanding bills"; " the amount still owed"; " undischarged debts"
  8.   Had or experienced as a consequence, result, issue, etc.; ascribable; - with to; as, misfortunes are often owing to vices; his failure was owing to speculations.
  9.   Due; in consequence of.

Quotes of owing

  1. Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury. – Florence E. Allen
  2. Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about. – Robert Benchley
  3. If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours. – Belle Boyd
  4. He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls. – Edmund Burke
  5. In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres. – Hans Frank
  6. We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight. – Dawn French
  7. For both reasons, owing to the thermal motion and to the working together of various wavelengths, factors arise which, in a similar manner to the structural factor, exert some influence upon the brightness of the interference points but not upon their location. – Max von Laue
  8. Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self. – Guru Nanak
  9. Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you. – Zebulon Pike
  10. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. – Theodore Roosevelt
  11. I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation. – Pieter Zeeman

Usage examples for owing

  1. They were mostly owing to my large fortune. ” – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  2. It was very difficult to live at all, owing to police interference. ” – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. And I should hate owing money to you, Because... ” – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  9. 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
  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 added quite quietly:- 'It's owing to the repairs. ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  12. 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
  13. “ A deep gray, which look black owing to her long lashes. ” – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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. This duty is especially owing to our enemies. ” – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  19. 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
  20. 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

Idioms for owing

  • owing to;