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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of owe.
  • adjective That owes.


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  • It was what might be designated as a noble figure; but the term owed its appropriateness partly to his refined and graceful bearing.

    Fairy Fingers A Novel

  • She also agreed to reopen talks on settling Cambodian debts to the United States of $445 million owed from the 1970s.

    Clinton Makes Bid to Improve Ties with Muslim-Majority Malaysia

  • After numerous calls to Wells Fargo attempting to gather information on why we were refused, we obtained it and promptly faxed in the missing document and were told several times that in these cases, the mortgage balance owed is put on the back of your mortgage and payments resume once again.

    Lisa Madigan: Mortgage Companies: Playing Loosely With the Rules of Foreclosure

  • I propose a continuous tax as an infinitely differentiable monotonic curve over the open set domain (0, inf) with a range of (0,1), where total taxes owed is simply and elegantly calculated by integrating the CONTINUOUS TAX-RATE from 0 to x (x being income)

    Matthew Yglesias » Tax Simplification and the Flat Tax

  • If Obama wants to buy off Pharma in private then the least we are owed is to know who was involved and what was decided.

    Matthew Yglesias » Transparent Negotiations

  • The amount borrowed and owed is 31 million dollars, I believe that was the same amount rewarded the Clinton family foundation for the Colombian oil deal.

    Clinton adviser: Clinton 'willing' to lend campaign more money

  • Although Richmond feels that Griffin owed it to himself to come out of the closet and shout from the highest mountain that he is gay, Merv Griffin felt otherwise and decided not to.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Finally, in other tech tax news, the IRS has just announced that 30 percent of filers this years have so far missed out on the refund they are owed from a long-distance excise tax.

    IRS Zeros in on eBay | Impact Lab

  • More than 450,000 active and retired federal employees did not voluntarily comply with federal income tax requirements for the 2005 tax year, according to documents obtained by WTOP through the Freedom of Information Act. The total balance owed is $2,799,950,165.

    Archive 2007-01-14

  • I don't know about you, but the most I've ever owed is $8 -- $2 a day on a video returned four days late.

    Friday final edition


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