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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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In leafing through The Baron Son, you undoubtedly gain the perspectives and insights of its three authors, who have had their own ups and downs chasing business success.
He was the ideal role model for me and he realised that being a goalkeeper has its own ups and downs.
As the economy waxes and wanes, predictions about the fate of community banking have their own ups and downs.
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.
We stuck with UPI through their ups and downs, but it got to a point where we had to look at our own ups and downs," he said, noting he and others at the paper were all pulling for UPI's survival.