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Own (IPA: /ˈoʊn/)


Own (v. t.)

To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love.

Own (a.)

Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price.

Own (a.)

To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" ""as the cinema shows us, they are much more accessible and, for that matter, much more wanton than our own women"" - Anthony Burgess

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" "for righteous monarchs, Justly to judge, with their own eyes should see; To rule o'er freemen, should themselves be free." - Freedom

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "we learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others." - W. Somerset Maugham

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""I would be grateful if I was allowed to work out my own destiny for once ," I said. For good or ill ."" - Michael Moorcock

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" "You never know until you look ," said Nanny Ogg, expounding her own Uncertainty Principle. (p. 350)" - Discworld


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