verb (used with object), owed, ow·ing.
verb (used without object), owed, ow·ing.
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The plan is for Wall, who is owed more than $130 million over the next three seasons, to reunite with Bradley Beal and lead a cadre of young players when the season begins in late December.Wizards’ plan for John Wall involves fewer minutes, more run for Ish Smith, Cassius Winston|Ava Wallace|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Like Westbrook, he is owed more than $130 million over the next three seasons.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
She was among more than two dozen people living in the home of a woman to whom they allegedly owed immigration debts, in addition to rent and other expenses.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
This isn’t to say he owes you anything beyond taking your concerns seriously.Carolyn Hax: The 10-year plan is his brainchild. Her 5-year plan is a child child.|Carolyn Hax|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Two months ago, a woman in Düsseldorf, Germany, died after delays in treatment owing in part to a cyberattack on the hospital where she was being taken.Hackers are trying to disrupt and steal COVID-19 vaccine research|Aaron Pressman|November 13, 2020|Fortune
And much of the credit to her transformation is owed to a finishing school that caters to women just like her.
He also elected not to take advantage of a recent tax amnesty whereby he could have paid back just 10 percent of what he owed.
That the song has become so indelible is likely owed to the fact that we can all sort of relate.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love|Kevin Fallon|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
LePage owed his election in 2010 to a split opposition, as he won a tight three-way race over Cutler and Democrat Libby Mitchell.Republican Wave Carries Maine Governor Paul LePage to Victory|Ben Jacobs|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 2013, the company owed the lender about $35,000 per month—solely in interest payments—and imploded in debt.
Having seen no service, he owed his appointment largely to his conceit and good looks.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Ill-natured people said that Mrs. Charmington owed a great deal to Messrs. Jones.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He owed the promoters of the old townsite of Dallas more than he was likely to pay very soon, but they still were his friends.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
This rascal was owed a debt for the indignity he had offered the sahib in the village, and now he was paid in full.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
That was how I learnt the strangest tale that ever a man was told, and knew the miracle to which I owed my life.Uncanny Tales|Various