"Whether we tried or not, we owned it," said one senior White House aide.
If President Obama owned the Washington Redskins, he'd think about changing the name.
La Fonda in Santa Fe, now owned by another family, retains its Fred Harvey feeling.
In fact, in 2000 a 9.0-rated Action Comics No.1 owned by Nicolas Cage was stolen from his house.
The biggest hit was "Transformers," though this property had been owned by Paramount to begin with.
I come,' will I say, 'to vindicate the fair fame of one who once owned your affection.
He now owned a great deal of water-front, twice as much as before.
I have owned other property, but I have sold everything else I had.
It was the most expensive piece of jewelry Grace had ever owned.
He was still, it must be owned, somewhat in doubt about the matter.
Old English agen "one's own," literally "possessed by," from Proto-Germanic *aigana- "possessed, owned" (cf. Old Saxon egan, Old Frisian egin, Old Norse eiginn, Dutch eigen, German eigen "own"), from past participle of PIE *aik- "to be master of, possess," source of Old English agan "to have" (see owe).
evolved in early Middle English from Old English geagnian, from root agan "to have, to own" (see owe), and in part from the adjective own (q.v.). It became obsolete after c.1300, but was revived early 17c., in part as a back-formation of owner (mid-14c.), which continued. Related: Owned; owning. To own up "make full confession" is from 1853.