Our fathers found an unowned continent, with all its rich resources of soil and forests and mines.
The wind is unowned and any one who will may harness it to do his work.
Pining under the miseries of an unowned marriage, she is fast dying of pressure on the brain.
To the ghastly Morgue are conveyed the unowned dead of every description that are discovered in or near Paris.
They go from the unowned lands of the tableland to the unowned lands of the Cordillera.
At the close of the civil war, Texas was full of unbranded and unowned cattle.
There he lay, unowned, unknown, exposed to the flippant curiosity of a French mob!
Even on the surface this is shown; for Eppie, unowned and neglected, can never become his daughter.
The electric forces of nature are unowned, whoever will may gather and direct them to do his purpose.
To apologise for it, to treat it as if it were some freak, some unowned sin of Digby's, would be the greatest mistake.
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.