Example sentences for: owes

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

  • This time was quite different, and American Christian leaders calling for restrictions on trade with China would do well to keep in mind that the greater freedom--or, at least, the lower levels of apprehension--with which many Chinese Christians now practice their faith owes itself in large measure to China's economic opening to the world.

  • The fact that they weren't owes less to any lack of evidence than to a sense of proportion and respect for the popular will--or call it cowardice, perhaps--in the opposition party (the Democrats), which then controlled Congress.

  • Today's paranoia about the Earth Mama also owes something to millenarianism, both religious and environmental.

  • An article says President Clinton owes his high approval ratings to our celebrity-oriented culture.

  • A dictionary of neologisms owes nearly everything to the citation files behind it, and citation files are very much a product of accident, constrained by budget.


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