Example sentences for: owe

How can you use “owe” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Ageneration ago, economics textbooks used to dismiss the debt burden by asserting that we "owe it to ourselves," meaning that some of us (the taxpayers) owe it to others of us (the bondholders).

  • By that standard, I owe more than I thought to my junior high-school social studies teacher.

  • Many of its companies are deep in debt and owe the Internal Revenue Service millions.

  • However, some of the words he indicates as listed by The Economist in 1986 are not by origin English but French ( hotel, cigarette ) or international ( telephone ). True, they may owe their worldwide currency and ubiquity to the fact that they were part of the body of English word export, but are they really words that originated in English or are they loanwords in English?

  • What did I owe them?

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