Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular present simple form of owe

Etymologies

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owe + -est

Examples

  • I am thy creature, and I will be even mild and docile to my natural lord and king, if thou wilt also perform thy part, the which thou owest me.

    Chapter 10

  • The usual sound made by spectators at the sight of any painful or unpleasant circumstance, by drawing the breath between the teeth, was suddenly heard to pass through the assembly, while a female voice loud and eagerly exclaimed, — “Count Robert of Paris! — forget not this day that thou owest a life to Heaven and me.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Hast thou not, despite the honour thou owest to thy parents, the faith that is due to thy religion, the truth that is due to thy king, been so carried away by the charms of this beautiful sorceress, that thou wouldst have helped her to escape from her prison-house, and lent her thine arm again to ascend the throne, which she had made a place of abomination? —

    The Abbot

  • Yet beware, Roland Graeme, that thou, in serving thy mistress, hold fast the still higher service which thou owest to the peace of thy country, and the prosperity of her inhabitants; else, Roland Graeme, thou mayest be the very man upon whose head will fall the curses and assured punishment due to such work.

    The Abbot

  • Heaven, communicated through thy best friend, to whom thou owest thine all; but thou wouldst observe the blinded dictates of thine own imperfect reason.

    The Abbot

  • “I could slay thee with mine own hand, when I hear thee talk of a dearer faith being due to rebels and heretics, than thou owest to thy church and thy prince!”

    The Abbot

  • And thou, Christie, or whatever be thy name, take thy departure, and remember thou owest thy life to the Lord

    The Monastery

  • Undo his spurs, Berengaria; Queen though thou be, thou owest him what marks of favour thou canst give. —

    The Talisman

  • She pursued, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the baker said to the fisherman, “Take whatso thou needest and I will have patience with thee till better luck betide thee, after the which thou shalt bring me fish for all thou owest me.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “And how can I but give him way to me, seeing that he is set in dominion over me and that the reins of my affair be in his hand?” — “His dominion over thee lieth in the duties thou owest him; wherefore, an thou give him his due, he hath no farther dominion over thee.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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