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 Meanings and Examples of OWN
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own
 a.  belonging to or on behalf of a specified person, especially yourself
 v.  have possession of
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  As I read, however, I applied much personally to my own feelings and condition.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
2  This address caused a considerable change in the physiognomy of my own auditor.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
3  Our conversations are not always confined to his own history and misfortunes.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
4  For while I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
5  It was hard to realize that a man in my own generation was wealthy enough to do that.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  He loved enterprise, hardship, and even danger for its own sake.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  She forgot even her own regret in her endeavours to make us forget.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  I saw that for some reason of his own he was determined not to come, so I stood up.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
10  I think he rather expected me to copy down the list for my own use.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
11  If sages were ever wise in their own behoof, I might have foreseen all this.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
12  But then, again, an accustomed eye had likewise its own anguish to inflict.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
13  I eagerly hope that you will confirm this intelligence soon in your own handwriting.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
14  For instance, he met one of his own deacons.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
15  By his own marriage, likewise, which happened soon afterwards, he added to his wealth.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Every dog is valiant at his own door.
17  Then he unleashed his own, unstoppable, attack.
18  We propose to furnish our own house according to our own taste.
19  He betrayed all his friends on his own account.
20  She'll do anything to achieve her own ends.
21  Men too seldom see their own faults.
22  No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
23  He is too proud to see his own mistake.
24  People will trade down to own labels which are cheaper.
25  Travel east or travel west, a man's own home is still the best.
26  Don't follow others' steps when making your own trip.
27  Your own lies will trip you up.
28  Cry myself laugh to watch my own trouble.
29  Pay somebody back in his own coin.
30  He runs his own TV production company.