Example sentences for: owed

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

  • And the profusion of acronyms that inundated the Russian language owed much to revolutionary brusqueness.

  • The WP produces a particularly interesting pro-calm nugget: It has the chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange saying that within a couple of hours after the Big Board closed, nearly 80 percent of his market's traders had paid off what they owed from the day's trades.

  • The newfangled monorail that ferried visitors from Seattle's dowdy downtown to the fair's gleaming pavilions owed more to Disneyland of the 1950s than it did to the future.

  • Ironically enough, his biggest creditor turns out to have been the Lippo Bank of Los Angeles, where he owed $600,000.

  • They reached their peak during the reign of Croesus (560–546 b.c. ), who owed his fortune to gold panned from the River Pactolus.


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