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Own

To have the exclusive right to use and abuse property within the limits of the law. For example, if one owns land, the owner may use it to build a house, start a farm or dump toxic waste, subject to zoning, environmental and other applicable laws. The ability of an individual to own something is the foundation of the free market system.
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The secondary site has its own UPS system, as well as a natural gas backup system.
We have moved on since then, coping with our own ups and downs, getting on with our lives.
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Like any normal job, Lupe explained his career has its own ups and downs.
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It celebrates Pekar's growing up in Cleveland, his experiences in the city, and his love of the region and it is one of his last graphic novels, blending city history and culture with the author's own ups and downs.
Jones has had his own ups and downs in recent weeks, being omitted from the England game only to come off the bench early for the injured Andy Powell.