owing to

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owing to

  1. Because of, on account of.
    I gave up my job as a typist owing to repetitive strain injury.
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift [Avon ed., 1975, p. 62]:
      Owing to the TB I connected breathing with joy, and owing to the gloom of the ward I connected joy with light, and owing to my irrationality I related light on the walls to light inside me.