Then if a man says that justice consists in the repayment of debts, and that good is the debt which a man owes
to his friends, and evil the debt which he owes
to his enemies,--to say this is not wise; for it is not true, if, as has been clearly shown, the injuring of another can be in no case just.
The farmer followed him with his eyes, and when he saw that he had cleared the wood and was no longer in sight, he turned to his boy Andres, and said, "Come here, my son, I want to pay you what I owe you, as that undoer of wrongs has commanded me.
All that is very well," said Don Quixote; "but let the shoes and the blood-lettings stand as a setoff against the blows you have given him without any cause; for if he spoiled the leather of the shoes you paid for, you have damaged that of his body, and if the barber took blood from him when he was sick, you have drawn it when he was sound; so on that score he owes you nothing.
I said they would skin me," thought Danglars; but resolving to resist the extortion, he said, "Come, how much do I owe you for this fowl?
Certainly; and your excellency now owes me 4,999 louis.
But my father has this very sum, five thousand pounds, and, as I tell him, I owe
him so much that I have no compunction about owing him more.
Jeddak of Helium," returned Tars Tarkas, "it has remained for a man of another world to teach the green warriors of Barsoom the meaning of friendship; to him we owe the fact that the hordes of Thark can understand you; that they can appreciate and reciprocate the sentiments so graciously expressed.
Lay your hands upon the shoulder of John Carter," she said to them, turning toward me, "the man to whom Helium owes her princess as well as her victory today.
Yes, and there's two heads more that the Arangi owes
Somo," Van Horn nodded.
The issue is especially severe for Londoners, who owe
PS16,380 on average each, almost four times more than the PS4,179 average among other UK regions.
By comparing what a country owes
to what it produces, the debt-to-GDP ratio indicates a country's ability to pay back its debt.
3 : to have as a result <I owe
my success to hard work.