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Usage examples for ought

  1. I ought to have thought of that before. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. " I see," said Marian; " and now I really think that I ought to be going home." – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  3. " Guess I ought to do it," he told himself at last. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  4. Miss Vennor, I know, and you know, that I ought not to come at all. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  5. Yes, if I ought – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. That ought to be enough, I think. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  7. You ought to have seen his face! – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  8. You ought to thank him for it,- you never did. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  9. " You ought to rest a little," said Elsie. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  10. I don't just like to tell Sally, but she ought to know. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. And I thought you ought to know first. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  12. Let me tell you, Mr. Alving, what they ought to do. – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  13. But Addie said: " I ought really to be going out, Aunt.... – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  14. " Only ought to be. – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  15. That is kind- that is as you ought to be. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  16. I think they ought not. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  17. I ought not to put it like that. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  18. I have said so to myself over and over again, but I thought I ought to be happy. – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  19. Don't you think she ought – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  20. He ought to, sir. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
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