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due to

Because of.
Usage Note: Due to has been widely used for many years as a compound preposition like owing to, but some critics have insisted that due should be used only as an adjective. According to this view, it is incorrect to say The concert was canceled due to the rain, but acceptable to say The cancellation of the concert was due to the rain, where due continues to function as an adjective modifying cancellation. Although there is still some support for this notion among members of the Usage Panel, the tide has turned toward accepting due to as a full-fledged preposition. Back in 1966, the "adverbial" use of due to (as in was canceled due to the rain) was rejected by 84 percent of the Panel. In our 2001 survey, however, 60 percent accepted this construction. There is no linguistic reason to avoid using due to as a preposition, but English has a variety of ready substitutes, including because of, on account of, and owing to.
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due to

If an event is due to something, it happens or exists as a direct result of it.

His death was due to natural causes.
My desire to act was due to Laurence Olivier's performance in 'Hamlet'.

Due to is sometimes used to introduce the reason for an undesirable situation.

Due to repairs, the garage will be closed next Saturday.
The flight has been delayed one hour, due to weather conditions.

This use is fairly common, but some people object to it. Instead of saying 'due to', you can say owing to or because of.

Owing to the heavy rainfall many of the roads were impassable.
I missed my flight owing to a traffic hold-up.
Because of the law in Ireland, we had to work out a way of getting her over to Britain.
Police closed the Strand because of smoke billowing over the road.
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(djuː) adjective
1. owed. I think I'm still due some pay; Our thanks are due to the doctor.
2. expected according to timetable, promise etc. The bus is due in three minutes.
3. proper. Take due care.
directly South. sailing due east.
1. what is owed, especially what one has a right to. I'm only taking what is my due.
2. (in plural) charge, fee or toll. He paid the dues on the cargo.
ˈduly adverb
properly; as expected. The bus duly arrived.
ˈdue to
brought about by. His success was due to hard work.
give (someone) his due
to be fair to someone.

see also owe.
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due to

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References in classic literature ?
Bartholomew was due to Charles IX's stomach being deranged.
Bartholomew was not due to Charles IX's will, though he gave the order for it and thought it was done as a result of that order; and strange as it may seem to suppose that the slaughter of eighty thousand men at Borodino was not due to Napoleon's will, though he ordered the commencement and conduct of the battle and thought it was done because he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human dignity- which tells me that each of us is, if not more at least not less a man than the great Napoleon- demands the acceptance of that solution of the question, and historic investigation abundantly confirms it.
Allowing to this case the weight which is due to it, and comparing it with that of the House of Representatives as above explained it seems to give the fullest assurance, that a representative for every THIRTY THOUSAND INHABITANTS will render the latter both a safe and competent guardian of the interests which will be confided to it.
She was of strict integrity herself, with a delicate sense of honour; but she was as desirous of saving Sir Walter's feelings, as solicitous for the credit of the family, as aristocratic in her ideas of what was due to them, as anybody of sense and honesty could well be.
(2) We can collect together all the happenings, in different places, which are connected in the way that common sense regards as being due to their emanating from one object.
300,000 or 400,000 francs to pay this month in France; and, knowing your strict punctuality, have collected all the bills bearing your signature, and charged me as they became due to present them, and to employ the money otherwise." Morrel sighed deeply, and passed his hand over his forehead, which was covered with perspiration.
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty was due to I Chih who had served under the Hsia.
There is likewise due to the public, a civil reprehension of advocates, where there appeareth cunning counsel, gross neglect, slight information, indiscreet pressing, or an overbold defence.
Levin thought that the clearness of Katavasov's conception of life was due to the poverty of his nature; Katavasov thought that the disconnectedness of Levin's ideas was due to his lack of intellectual discipline; but Levin enjoyed Katavasov's clearness, and Katavasov enjoyed the abundance of Levin's untrained ideas, and they liked to meet and to discuss.
He knew, further, that the California & Altamont Trust Company has an intrinsically sound institution, but that just then it was in a precarious condition due to Klinkner's speculations with its money.
When we reflect on the vast diversity of the plants and animals which have been cultivated, and which have varied during all ages under the most different climates and treatment, I think we are driven to conclude that this greater variability is simply due to our domestic productions having been raised under conditions of life not so uniform as, and somewhat different from, those to which the parent-species have been exposed under nature.
But if the failure is due to a wrong choice if he has represented a horse as throwing out both his off legs at once, or introduced technical inaccuracies in medicine, for example, or in any other art the error is not essential to the poetry.