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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of owe.


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owe + -eth


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  • So Abdullah went in to her and said to her, “Al – Hajjaj Abu Mohammed saith to thee: ‘Here be the two hundred thousand dirhams of thy contingent dowry he oweth thee’; and he hath deputed me to divorce thee.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now some time hath past, but there appeareth no sign of his baggage-train, and he oweth us sixty thousand gold pieces, all of which he hath given away in alms.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So whoso hath any demand on him, let him say, ‘He oweth me so and so,’ and I will satisfy it to him, that I may acquit the responsibility of my sire. 491’ The merchants replied, ‘O

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Take them and use them for thine own benefit, in lieu of those the Emir oweth thee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For it is not the letter, but the intendment, or meaning; that is to say, the authentic interpretation of the law (which is the sense of the legislator), in which the nature of the law consisteth; and therefore the interpretation of all laws dependeth on the authority sovereign; and the interpreters can be none but those which the sovereign, to whom only the subject oweth obedience, shall appoint.


  • Again, seeing the infant is first in the power of the mother, so as she may either nourish or expose it; if she nourish it, it oweth its life to the mother, and is therefore obliged to obey her rather than any other; and by consequence the dominion over it is hers.


  • I give no alms to satisfy the hunger of my brother, but to fulfil and accomplish the will and command of my God; I draw not my purse for his sake that demands it, but his that enjoined it; I relieve no man upon the rhetorick of his miseries, nor to content mine own commiserating disposition; for this is still but moral charity, and an act that oweth more to passion than reason.

    Religio Medici

  • To equal justice appertaineth also the equal imposition of taxes; the equality whereof dependeth not on the equality of riches, but on the equality of the debt that every man oweth to the


  • Seeing then the benefit that every one receiveth thereby is the enjoyment of life, which is equally dear to poor and rich, the debt which a poor man oweth them that defend his life is the same which a rich man oweth for the defence of his; saving that the rich, who have the service of the poor, may be debtors not only for their own persons, but for many more.


  • If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences


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