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Ought meaning

ought - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. See Aught.
  2. 2. Was or were under obligation to pay; owed.
  3. 3. Owned; possessed.
  4. 4. To be bound in duty or by moral obligation.
  5. 5. of Owe
  6. 6. To be necessary, fit, becoming, or expedient; to behoove; - in this sense formerly sometimes used impersonally or without a subject expressed.
  7. 7. Imperfect, is under obligation; is fit or necessary.

ought - examples of usage

  1. They ought to know. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Ought one to understand? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. We ought to have told her at first." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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