Owen


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Ow·en

 (ō′ĭn), Robert 1771-1858.
British manufacturer and social reformer who attempted to establish a cooperative community at New Harmony in Indiana (1825-1828).

Ow·en

 (ō′ĭn), Wilfred 1893-1918.
British poet whose work reflects his experiences in World War I. He was killed in battle.

Owen

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1. (Biography) David (Anthony Llewellyn), Baron. born 1938, British politician: Labour foreign secretary (1977–79); cofounder of the Social Democratic Party (1981) and its leader (1983–87): leader (1988–90) of the section of the Social Democratic Party that did not merge with the Liberal Party in 1988; peace envoy to Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992–95)
2. (Biography) Michael (James). born 1979, English footballer: a striker, he scored 40 goals in 89 games for England (1998–2008); his clubs included Liverpool (1996–2004) and Newcastle United (2005–2009)
3. (Biography) Sir Richard. 1804–92, English comparative anatomist and palaeontologist
4. (Biography) Robert. 1771–1858, Welsh industrialist and social reformer. He formed a model industrial community at New Lanark, Scotland, and pioneered cooperative societies. His books include New View of Society (1813)
5. (Biography) Wilfred. 1893–1918, English poet of World War I, who was killed in action

Ow•en

(ˈoʊ ən)

n.
1. Robert, 1771–1858, Welsh social reformer in Great Britain and the U.S.
2. Wilfred, 1893–1918, English poet.
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2.Owen - English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
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At one period of his career, before the influence of his uncle Henry had placed him in the London and Suburban Bank, Owen had been an actor.
Until this moment Owen had not imagined that this sort of thing ever happened nowadays outside the comic papers.
He has not the sort of ingenuity to invent anything better than a Dutch toy," answered her father, who had formerly been put to much vexation by Owen Warland's irregular genius.
Did you ever hear of a blacksmith being such a fool as Owen Warland yonder?
When Owen Ford came Anne secretly admitted, as Miss Cornelia towed him in, that he was very "well-looking" indeed.
Anne had not noticed Owen Ford's ears, but she did see his teeth, as his lips parted over them in a frank and friendly smile.
I found on inquiry that the name of "John Owen," attached to the entry, referred to the man who had been employed to drive the fly.
I left the livery stables, having settled that John Owen was to hold himself at my disposal for the next three days, or for a longer period if necessity required it.
There was Owen, of Silverberg, Owen & Company--a large grocery firm with several branch stores.
But some specimen bones of it being taken across the sea to owen, the english anatomist, it turned out that this alleged reptile was a whale, though of a departed species.
Cuvier ranked the Ruminants and Pachyderms, as the two most distinct orders of mammals; but Owen has discovered so many fossil links, that he has had to alter the whole classification of these two orders; and has placed certain pachyderms in the same sub-order with ruminants: for example, he dissolves by fine gradations the apparently wide difference between the pig and the camel.
Owen, the owner of the house she was going to when her time came, had recommended a doctor, and Mildred saw him once a week.