Definitions for oughtɔt

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Wiktionary

  1. ought(Noun)

    cipher, zero, nought.

  2. Origin: ahte, past tense of agan

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2070

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Written Corpus Frequency: #675

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ought' in Verbs Frequency: #339

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Margaret Chan:

    We ought to have reacted far earlier.

  2. John Wayne:

    A man ought to do what he thinks is right

  3. Francis Bacon:

    He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.

  4. Mark Twain:

    There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.

  5. Laura Bush:

    I told her that she ought to get a really good speech.

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