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Owing meaning

owing - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Owe
  2. 2. Had or held under obligation of paying; due.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Due; in consequence of.

owing - examples of usage

  1. There may have been cases in which, when selling an article, they may have asked for a few shillings for themselves, and where they may have mentioned what they wanted it for; but with regard to Mary Ann Sinclair's case, to the best of my recollection, this was just an account which I paid for her to a meal- dealer that she was owing it to. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. If those who act so escape, it is not owing to their good management. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. Is he not owing a great deal to you?" - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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