Also, owing to political correctness, he was renamed Mr. Monopoly in 2000.
They err who would assert that invariably this is owing to the inherent selfishness of the human heart.
The Soviets stopped setting off nukes at Nova Zembla after that, owing to international pressure.
owing to a citizen protest, which moved the issue to district court, the vote has been postponed to April 2014.
Bloody as it is, Penny Dreadful is also rather beautiful, owing to some spectacular set design and spot-on horror imagery.
Even then, owing to the Marshals high position, it was difficult to strike.
But, if I do not ask, they may allege, that my not going is owing to myself.
But owing to the rapid inclination, the pebbles yielded, and what he piled up rolled down.
The office had been closed, owing to a death, and Palmer was in possession of a holiday.
Once more M. Patrigent was on the wrong track, owing to Fanferlot's incomplete information.
Old English agan (past tense ahte) "to have, own," from Proto-Germanic *aiganan "to possess" (cf. Old Frisian aga, Old Norse eiga, Old High German eigan, Gothic aigan "to possess, have"), from PIE *aik- "to be master of, possess" (cf. Sanskrit ise "he owns," isah "owner, lord, ruler;" Avestan is- "riches," isvan- "well-off, rich").
Sense of "to have to repay" began in late Old English with the phrase agan to geldanne literally "to own to yield," which was used to translate Latin debere (earlier in Old English this would have been sceal "shall"); by late 12c. the phrase had been shortened to simply agan, and own (v.) took over this word's original sense.
An original Germanic preterite-present verb (cf. can, dare, may, etc.). New past tense form owed arose 15c. to replace oughte, which developed into ought (v.).