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Because of or on account of:‘his reading was hesitant owing to a stammer’
because of, as a result of, on account of, on grounds of, due to, as a consequence of, thanks to, through, by reason of, by virtue of, in virtue of, for the sake of, in view of, after, following, in the wake ofView synonyms
- ‘However, throughout the world, the cost of fish has increased owing to reduced yields.’
- ‘However, this was put on the backburner owing to difficult market conditions at that time.’
- ‘We only ever got as far as a turkey farm six miles down the road, and it took over four hours to get there owing to the fact that neither of us knew how to drive a lorry.’
- ‘There was an interruption of three or four months owing to his father's death.’
- ‘Television prices have come down rapidly owing to keen competition in the industry.’
- ‘This may be owing to low awareness about the hazardous side effects of adulterated food on our health.’
- ‘It was revived after it was forced to suspend publication a few years ago owing to political reasons.’
- ‘Of course, there were also policies to cover personal accidents and loss owing to fire.’
- ‘This sentiment will seem less of a cliche to us than to other classes, owing to the tragic events of the past year.’
- ‘One of the buses on Wednesday night, owing to engine trouble, got held up at Mountfalcon.’
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