Example sentences for: owe

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

  • All sides now owe it to the Omagh victims to make sure that, by next August, they are signed up to a fair and lasting peace."

  • 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).

  • Nonrefundable tax incentives may not be particularly effective in encouraging saving by lower-income taxpayers, who already owe relatively little or no federal income taxes.

  • If you catch the ball and sell it, well obviously, you owe capital gains tax on the proceeds--which, given estimates that the magic ball could fetch upwards of $1 million, means a check to the IRS for nearly $400,000.

  • America doesn't owe me anything," McCain proclaimed Monday.


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