The probability of arresting a suspect in new crimes falls as databases grow, likely due to selection effects.
Little did Bowie know that the muscle pain was due to an “acutely blocked artery.”
Even such left-leaning court-watchers as Lithwick give the chief justice his due.
due to the ongoing investigation, the Aurora Police Department would not confirm which chemicals were discovered in the apartment.
It's due to be released on July 12, six years after the publication of Book 4, A Feast for Crows.
It seemed that Mary believed her confidence his due, for she told him the fact.
Were others angry: I excused them too; Well might they rage, I gave them but their due.
I congratulate you upon the victory, which is due to your skill and energy.
They will receive it as a gift from their brothers, instead of as their due from their grandfather.
She had had nothing, and all her starved youth still claimed its due.
early 14c., "customary, regular;" mid-14c., "owing, payable," from Old French deu, past participle of devoir "to owe," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt).
In reference to points of the compass (e.g. due east) it is attested from c.1600, originally nautical, from notion of "fitting, rightful." As an adverb from 1590s; as a noun from early 15c. Prepositional phrase due to (much maligned by grammarians) is from 1897.