American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Owens, James Cleveland Known as "Jesse.” 1913-1980. American track star. He won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, upsetting Adolf Hitler's plans to use the games as evidence of Aryan superiority.
- n. A surname.
- n. United States athlete and Black American whose success in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin outraged Hitler (1913-1980)
- From the given name Owen + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)
“In 2006, then governor owens requested an audit of the actual costs of the illegal immigrants to the state of Colorado, and we know Owens is rabidly against illegal immigration.”
“Hoffman will be able to thank Owens for keeping the seat warm for him -- when Owens is booted from office in 2010.”
“At least, BlueRat Owens is just supporting his party's idiotic programs.”
“Now Owens is the betting favorite Hoffman/Owens 45/55”
“As it stands now, Owens is winning with 49% & Hoffan has 46%.”
“What all this also tells me about Karen Owens is that she is self-absorbed and evilly passive-aggressive, despite her protests now that she only intended the PowerPoint sex critique to go to three friends and that I regret it with all my heart.”
“Next up for the 6-foot-3, 298-pound Owens is the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.”
“Owens is on the downside of his career but until this year was one of the best receivers in the league.”
“CINCINNATI mdash; Terrell Owens is taking a few more long-distance shots at Donovan McNabb.”
“CINCINNATI — Terrell Owens is taking a few more long-distance shots at Donovan McNabb.”
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