Phrases with "owned"

Wilkie Collins In perfect good faith she owned to having led Mirabel to talk of himself. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was hard to think that death was closing its grip upon him who owned them all. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Gissing He couldn’t have lived at all, it seems, but that he owned a house in another town, which brought him a few pounds a year. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

He backed Beeswing, Falcon, and Lightning. But it must be owned not for a shilling more than the five guineas each, to which he stood pledged. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Abraham Merri Dying owned her heel its god; Loose her girdle day or night — Born was Nala for delight!” The brooding eyes of Narada flashed angrily. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

He was indignant at the unfeminine feeling shown by this pursuit of him, this persecution of a man who had frankly owned a new and wiser attachment. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Anthony Trollope His forefathers had owned the same property in Cumberland for nearly four centuries, and an estate nearly as large in Durham for more than a century and a half. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

It might be the confounded woman who owned the bedroom, and my heart went into my boots. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Besides he could draw, and had more yards of French and English verses by rote than Aunt Becky owned of Venetian lace and satin ribbons, and was more of a scholar than he. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith She owned she had forgotten any three consecutive words. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

It was not quite the English of Ronda; but he praised his grammar while he owned that his vocabulary was in decay from want of practise. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Mr. Tietkens was now riding an old horse which I had purchased in Victoria, and had owned for some time; he was called Widge. I had him out on my former expedition. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Anthony Trollope His body was wounded and in tortures; his spirit was dismayed by the insults of those around him, and his soul had owned no haven to which death would give it an escape. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

He hailed its occupant and asked who owned the castle. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

The countess asked Helena if she had not lately an intent to go to Paris? Helena owned the design she had formed in her mind, when she heard Lafeu speak of the king’s illness. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

George Gissing Than he, no Roman was poorer; he owned nothing but his clothing and a few books. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

G. K. Chesterton But the English revolutionary poet wrote as if he owned the sun and was certain to be the conqueror. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Rudyard Kipling She owned a bedstead, a blanket, and a drinking-trough, and if any one came into Strickland’s room at night her custom was to knock down the invader and give tongue till some one came with a light. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Horace Walpole Theodore owned it had been with design to prevent Manfred’s suspicion from alighting on Matilda; and added, the holiness of Jerome’s life and character secured him from the tyrant’s wrath. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

George Meredith He little loved the man, his office less, Yet owned him for a flower of his kind. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

Wilkie Collins I owned that I had obtained my information in this way. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Virginia Woolf He was the cricketer; he owned the racehorses and the yachts. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Robert Louis Stevenson He hunted, belonged to the Yeomanry, owned famous horses, Maggie and Lucy, the latter coveted by royalty itself. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Altrurian was greatly interested, not so much in the landscapethough he owned its beauty when we cried out over it from point to point — but in the human incidents and features. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

George Meredith Beauchamp owned it, and felt that Renee’s resistance to him in Normandy placed her above him. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

I always did like the water side of Beacon. Long before I owned property here, or ever expected to, m’wife and I used to ride down this way, and stop the buggy to get this view over the water. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins The doctor, on being consulted, owned that he was at a loss to understand the symptoms which he was asked to treat. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

As soon as he knew I was in the market, he owned up about the rice in so many words. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

John Galsworthy None of them, apparently, owned anything. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald Before he was twenty-seven he owned the largest string of laundries in his section of the country. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

William Makepeace Thackeray At for the Polwellan estate and mines, ‘the cause of endless litigation,’ it must be owned that our hero purchased them; but he never paid more than the first L5000 of the purchase-money. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Andrew Lang But the Goblin was angry that anyone should dare to say such a thing to a grocer who owned the house and sold the best butter. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Of course, according to Mrs. Pelgrin, the woman owned three motors and could go to London in that way. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope So little had he known of female attractions of that peculiar class which the signora owned that he became affected with a kind of temporary delirium when first subjected to its power. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Each plank in the floor owned its particular cant and shriek as from a separate and individual agony. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

It must be owned that he was beginning to imagine himself persecuted. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Guy de Maupassan He was rich, owned his own vessel, his nets and a little house at the foot of the hill on the Retenue, whereas Father Auban had nothing. The Parrot by Guy de Maupassan

Wilkie Collins She owned to being on the wrong side of thirty; and she had a little money — but these were surely no reasons why she should glare at a poor governess. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Grant Sanderson was the party as owned her; he was rich and mad, and got a fever at last somewhere about the Fly River, and took and died. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Of what need were long-distance telephone calls to ascertain who owned my motor cycle when old Tom Whistle was about. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Anthony Trollope But then Mr Kennedy was possessed of almost miraculous wealth, and owned half a county, whereas he, Phineas, owned almost nothing at all. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

As for the shop, I’ve owned it for five years. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Had either of the men owned a revolver? he asked. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Wilkie Collins I owned the truth, and left it to her indulgence to forgive me. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Jonathan Swif Prior owned his having been in France, for it was past denying: it seems he was discovered by a rascal at Dover, who had positive orders to let him pass. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Whoever owned Binfield House now would probably let the pool if they got enough for it. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

H. G. Wells He hated the man who owned the old Fiat and there were two cars in the garage. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Theodore Dreiser When his father explained to him how it was mined, he dreamed that he owned a gold mine and waked to wish that he did. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Anthony Trollope She owned her failure to herself absolutely. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mayall said he had a friend whose father owned a brewery who owned a twelve-cylinder car. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Rudyard Kipling I did not like being patronized by a loafer, but I was his guest for the time being, though he owned only one very torn alpaca-coat and a pair of trousers made out of gunny-bags. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Anthony Trollope And you yourself are the truest girl that ever owned to loving a man. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Wilkie Collins It would be death to my father, and disgrace to all my family, if I owned what I had done, and suffered for it on the public scaffold. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Anthony Trollope All the fashion of Loring dwelt, as a matter of course, at Uphill. Lowtown was vulgar, dirty, devoted to commercial and manufacturing purposes, and hardly owned a single genteel private house. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Jack London Once a writer friend of mine had owned the ranch; but he, too, had become a revolutionist, though more disastrously than I, for he was already dead and gone, and none knew where nor how. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Steele Rudd Farmer had not been in many battles — no Defence Force man ever owned him. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Elizabeth Gaskell She owned she did not like it. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Another aged man owned and worked upon about an acre of land. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Andrew Lang La Motte implored forgiveness — for what? — and the Marquis (who, in fact, owned the Abbey, and had a shooting lodge not far off) was mollified. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

R, L. S. owned books, and jewels were the only things he felt tempted to buy. Robert Louis Stevenson by E. Blantyre Simpson

Wilkie Collins He owned to me that he had operated on another person injured by a shell-wound on the head at the battle of Solferino, and that the patient (recovering also in this case) recovered — mad. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Yet no one had claimed to have seen or owned one like it. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle A little investigation showed me that a school had come to grief under atrocious circumstances, and that the man who had owned it — the name was different — had disappeared with his wife. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

The sum of three hundred pounds, owned by Dolly, passed into Mr. Mapping’s possession on the wedding-day, for she never suggested such a thing as that it should be settled on herself. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Elizabeth Gaskell She owned that, after clothing herself and Anne, there was nothing left, though she had hoped to be able to save something. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

George Meredith To be distinguished by a woman of character (beauty and wit for jewellery), was his minor ambition in life, and if Fortune now gratified it, he owned to the flattery. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

John Galsworthy People felt, in fact, not that Aunt Hester owned a past, but that all her life she had been renouncing a past which she might very well have had. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Anthony Trollope Mr. Manylodes was, at any rate, right in this, that that beverage, which men call bishop, is a doctored tipple; and Alaric Tudor, when he woke in the morning, owned the truth. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Indisputably, Mr. Home owned manly self-control, however he might secretly feel on some matters. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

They said it was my fancy at home: but Duffham owned to the same fancy. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Anthony Trollope Nor was there a gentleman who owned a pheasant who did not feel himself animated in some degree by the same feeling. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He owned a fine estate; the house he lived in was purchased property. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

The man that owned the express waggon drove it into a scrubby bit of country and left it there; he knew too much to take it home. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Margaret Oliphant Perhaps her eyes gleamed keener, and her dark cheek owned a slight flush—that was all. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins When a woman has owned that she loves a man (so my mother used to express her opinion), it is that man’s fault, no matter what the obstacles may be, if he fails to make her his wife. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Rudyard Kipling But their whiskers — Sefton owned a real razor — and their mustaches were beyond question impressive. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling He owned ships and wharves and houses and mines and a hundred other things. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

All the king’s kinsmen and all his liegemen then owned her service, so that Lady Helca never ruled so mightily as she, whom they now must serve till Kriemhild’s death. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Theodore Dreiser All his property had been slowly accumulated, and now his wife owned that. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Edgar Rice Burroughs Then I sat stroking the savage head and talking to the beast in the man-dog talk with which you are familiar, if you ever owned and loved a dog. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Facit indignatio versum, said Juvenal. And it must be owned that indignation has never made such good verses since as she did in that day. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

William Makepeace Thackeray This woman was more mistress of the house than the poor-spirited lady who owned it. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Leon Trotsky The brothers F. owned a property of thousands of acres about eight versts from ours. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Henry Adams Adams would have given a world or two, if he owned one, to sustain himself on the wing like de Musset, or even like Hugo; but his education as well as his ear was at fault, and he succumbed. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Anthony Trollope Your love, and your generous words, and the look out of your dear eyes, are sweet to me now, as when I was a child, whom you first made so proud by telling her that she owned your heart. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I didn’t know as Muster MacFarlane owned him. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

It was the day after he left you, and he was looking miserable; and she questioned him, and he owned that his suit had been rejected, and he had no further hope. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Wilkie Collins He owned this coolly, and he ended by telling me, for the first time, what the frightful punishment really was for his offence, and for any one who helped him to commit it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anthony Trollope To give him his due, it should be owned that he had no great desire to visit Berkeley Square in his present condition of feeling. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

George Meredith For sometimes after it, you have owned it disagreed. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Rudyard Kipling It seemed that Sir Michael Gregory owned many acres, and that his park ran for miles. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

I owned to him that I could put up with him better than with most, but that I could not let you marry to poverty. Moth and Rust by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

There was nothing good enough for Micheline. Had the mother owned the world she would have placed it at the little one’s feet. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Andrew Lang His great army was made up of men ready to obey his slightest wish; he owned forty times forty cities, and in each city he had ten palaces with silver doors, golden roofs, and crystal windows. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Caldigate owned to the writing of the envelope, and to the writing of the letter, but declared that that letter had not been sent in that envelope. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope They owned no pockets, and were, with the exception of the legitimate outlet, continuous in the circumference of the waistband. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

But in justice to the improvident, it must be owned they are often admirable men save in the one point of sobriety. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Wilkie Collins Having owned this, I was bound to take such precautions as the lawyer and the doctor thought necessary. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

They owned everything that there was to own. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Thomas Hardy Have you forgot all that, or haven’t you?” She owned that she remembered it very well, now that he mentioned the circumstances. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

His age was forty-eight, and he owned to forty-four. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Father Malachi would no doubt have owned that the boy had been altogether unable to see, by his own light, the difference between the two religions. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

But on the morning in question, when about to set out, she had the sudden idea of passing by Laura’s home in order to collect the rent of a cottage they owned in the hamlet. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

His “Twice Told Tales” are a picture-gallery that may be owned in any house-hold. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

H. G. Wells I had a place as assistant to a man who owned a barrow, and used to call down one side of the road while he called down the other. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

What should bring him there?” “He had business connected with the unfinished house at the back owned by Lord Caranby. But I don’t suppose anyone saw him. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

He owned a small fleet of schooners and native craft, and dealt in island produce on a large scale. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Mark Twain It named in minute detail every item of property he owned in the world — houses, lands, sword, silver-gilt bowl, and so on — all the way down to his “second-best bed” and its furniture. Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain

Not a shred! Yet the sentiment owned to is not a freak of affectation or perversity. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He owned up the moment he was copped, and the story I’m telling you now is the gospel truth. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Glaucus then loved her; he owned it — yes, he loved her. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Arthur Conan Doyle The reason of this was that most of the house property was owned by zealous Churchmen, who refused to allow any one who differed from the Established Church to settle there. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

A certain gentleman named Monga owned the land, and he immediately began to make excavations. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

You don’t look quite yourself, sir,” Franklin owned up. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Bram Stoker Lady Arabella, be she woman or snake or devil, owned the ground she moved in, according to British law, and the law is jealous and swift to avenge wrongs done within its ken. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

He owned a Malay prau and called himself The Nakhoda, as one would say: The Captain. Aha! Now you remember. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

The hat when new had been bought from a firm who owned shops all over London and the provinces. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Mrs. Gaskell She owned that, ever since she had been a girl, she had dreaded being caught by her last leg, just as she was getting into bed, by some one concealed under it. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

The investigation which followed was not very arduous because the Prince, asked categorically for his real name, owned up at once. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Sinclair Lewis When the will was read in the shabby lawyer’s office in Brooklyn, he was astonished to find that his father had still owned — that he himself now owned — the ancestral Vermont home. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling The old man showed us his treasures, from crystal spheres mounted in sea-worn wood to cabinet on cabinet full of ivory and wood carvings, and we were as rich as though we owned all that lay before us. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing Reardon understood the merit of the workmanship, but frankly owned that the book was repulsive to him. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Annette owned she had entirely forgotten that she had done so until Roger had told her no will was forthcoming. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Thomas Hardy This van, driven and owned by Mrs. Dollery, was rather a movable attachment of the roadway than an extraneous object, to those who knew it well. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins He owned it to me, on the day when your father came to our inn. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

William Makepeace Thackeray Though she is kind to all, it must be owned she shows the most gross favoritism towards the amiable children. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

John Galsworthy He knew it well enough, for he owned a house there. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

H. G. Wells Men owned in order to do freely. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

He owned now that he ought to have given the alarm and stopped the train, but at the moment he lost his presence of mind. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Walter Scott Nay, what is more, he loves you not; if he did, I might scruple to give you to him, you being such as you have owned yourself. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Virginia Woolf Sally owned it with a shout of laughter. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Thomas Wolfe It was mortgaged under a debt of fifty million dollars, owned by bonding companies in the North. The very streets they walked on had been sold beneath their feet. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

If you hadn’t owned up, out you would have gone, out neck-and-crop! You’ve saved your bacon. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

George Meredith But when reminded of her laughter-moving speech, Mr. Redworth bungled it; he owned he spoilt it, and candidly stated his inability to see the fun. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Rudyard Kipling She is a rather pretty, slightly made Eurasian, and whatever shame she may have owned she has long since cast behind her. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Joseph Furphy When I saw you coming, it reminded me of one time I got snapped by Barefooted Bob, on Wo–Winya, while M’Gregor owned the station. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

It seems hos wife’s people at one time owned the estate. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Anthony Trollope It has to be owned that they were murdered in tumults which they themselves had occasioned. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Andrew Lang None of her friends owned such things, not even the miller, who was the richest man she knew. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

T. E. Lawrence He owned splendid horses and camels: was considered the finest rider in Arabia: ready for a match with anyone. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith He owned he might have been mistaken, as the brilliant fellow flew swift and high between leaves, like an ordinary fritillary. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

He, Brat Farrar, owned Latchetts, and Simon took it for granted that he would keep what he had taken. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

George Meredith Both owned to a swim; both omitted mention of the tale of white ducks. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Wilkie Collins He owned readily that he had seen nothing, and heard nothing, of Nugent. Nevertheless his confidence in his brother remained unshaken. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Sir Roger owned considerable property in the neighbourhood, and there were always a lot of things to look after. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Anthony Trollope Even Harry, whose heart was very tender toward her, owned as much as that. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins She owned to me that she felt inclined to make herself disagreeable. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope With grief and shame and a stricken conscience he owned to himself that he loved her. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her breasts crushed flat against him, her mouth was all new and warm, owned in common. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope He did not care what he owned so that he achieved his object. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald For fifty years my family had owned the land on which it was built and that made my temerity seem all right somehow. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Joseph Furphy But if they had owned all the land they secured for M’Gregor, by perjury, and personation, and straightforward dummyism, they would have been little squatters themselves. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Willa Cather One was likely to come upon him, smoking his cigar on the front porch as if he owned the place. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

He was well known in sporting circles, and having a good private income, owned race-horses. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence But she never owned that she had been wrong. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Do you understand Political Economy and the Laws of Supply and Demand?” Mercy owned that she did not understand them. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Sinclair Lewis He was only assistant manager of production in 1908, but he owned a little stock, and his father-inlaw, portly old Herman Voelker, owned more. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Miss Amelia Crumpton owned to thirty-eight, and Miss Maria Crumpton admitted she was forty; an admission which was rendered perfectly unnecessary by the self-evident fact of her being at least fifty. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Helen Zimmern But here appears the want of tenderness in Miss Edgeworth’s work — a quantity she owned as a woman and lacked as an author. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Richard Burton A Turkish Pasha seldom squanders as much money as does a Moslem merchant from the far East. Khudabakhsh, the Lahore shawl-dealer, owned to having spent 800l. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Thomas Hardy I have even owned the extreme fact that I do not love him. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Marjorie Bowen It was the miserable woman abandoned in Normandy to the torments of her devouring jealousy who owned all the money her husband was lavishly spending on his beloved heritage. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

Edith Wharton Mr. Dobree had been horrified when he found that Cliffe, with all his millions, had never owned a library! But then he didn’t know Cliffe. Joyce went on to unfold her plans for the future. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

George Gissing The workshop where he was generally to be found was owned by two brothers, who invariably spent the first half of each week in steady drinking. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Kate Chopin The Ratignolles lived at no great distance from Edna’s home, on the corner of a side street, where Monsieur Ratignolle owned and conducted a drug store which enjoyed a steady and prosperous trade. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Wilkie Collins He appeared to despair of convincing me, and he owned it indirectly in his next words. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Thomas Hardy It must be owned that the gentlemanly son of the house looked rather out of place in the course of this operation. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Philip Sheldon was dull and absent, answering his companion at random every now and then, much to that gentleman’s aggravation; and he owned at last to being thoroughly tired and worn out. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Wilkie Collins But am I the only mortal who ought to have known better — and did not? When Eunice asked if I had seen Philip, I owned that he was outside in the carriage. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Andrew Lang So they fetched the little prince and asked him all sorts of questions, and at last he owned that he had let the hairy man out. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling For the rest, I owned my deeply interested soul. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

I’ve never got used to sweeping up to strange houses as if I owned them. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope It must be owned that poor Lizzie did receive from his hands some of that punishment which she certainly deserved. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins And I owned it, with the humility which I really felt. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Andrew Lang She owned that they could not have arrived at a better time, as most probably the magicians would meet that very night. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope It must be owned on his behalf that he had worked hard, had endeavored to rise, and had risen. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She owned that she thought the Duchess had been a little hard to her. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence She owned his body and enjoyed it with all the delight and carelessness of a possessor. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells I remembered Willie Leadford, who had owned that arm and hand, as though he had been some one else. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Anthony Trollope He owned houses in London from which he still got some income. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Richard Burton As far as my experience goes, our roughness and brusquerie are mere politeness compared with what passes between Easterns. At the same time it must be owned that I have seen the worst of it. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle The creature that owned it had been crouching behind the parasite, and had looked round it at the same instant that I did. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Yes. He owned to me in the parlour of my farmhouse that he had been very much concerned then at the possible consequences. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Mrs. Vickers, who was poetical and owned a guitar, was also musical and sang to it. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Rudyard Kipling The American of wealth is owned by his family. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

We were all pretty well in, but one of the Americans owned the Golden Gate claim, and was supposed to be the richest man on the field. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Edith Wharton Yet before she had addressed ten words to him — nibbling at the hard English consonants like nuts — he owned the justice of the epithet. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton [1907]

She owned she liked me, but thought herself not rich enough or me too poor to be joined together. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

W. H. Hudson The man, whose name was Pascual, took care of Donata’s flock and the few cows and horses she owned along with his own. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle He owned this curious object, and yet he had someone else’s initials upon it. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

A certain magician owned a learned pig, who had lived a cleanly gentlemanly life, achieving great fame, and winning the hearts of all the people. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Jack London How is this wealth owned by these three classes? Here are the figures. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Tobias Smolle He owned she was a love-begotten babe, and from time to time paid handsomely for the board of Dolly, who he desired might pass for her own daughter. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

Evelyn was the only person who had the slightest suspicion of her, and that hardly amounted to more than an instinct, for she owned that she had no reason to show for it. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Anthony Trollope He had said that he had seen the sluices broken, but had not quite owned who had broken them. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Yes; for East Lynne owned Mr. Carlyle for its master. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Edith Wharton If both, theoretically, owned the inefficacy of such amends, the woman’s instinctive subjectiveness made her find relief in this crude form of penance. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Steele Rudd Joe owned a pet calf about a week old which lived on water and a long rope. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

John Galsworthy Bells! Michael! Poor Michael! But was he to be pitied, who had owned her for years while at heart she belonged to another? She went up to bed early. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Elizabeth Gaskell Your ancestors have lived here time out of mind, and have owned the land on which their forefathers have lived ever since there were forefathers. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]