A statement of what should be the case as opposed to what is the case.
Be obliged to; have an obligation to; ought to;
Will likely (become or do something);
You should be warm enough with that coat.
A variant of would.
Etymology: sceolde, preterite form of sculan.
used as an auxiliary verb, to express a conditional or contingent act or state, or as a supposition of an actual fact; also, to express moral obligation (see Shall); e. g.: they should have come last week; if I should go; I should think you could go
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shood, pa.t. of shall. [A.S. sceolde, pa.t. of sceal; cf. Shall.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'should' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #88
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Rank popularity for the word 'should' in Written Corpus Frequency: #128
Rank popularity for the word 'should' in Verbs Frequency: #20
The numerical value of should in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of should in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The capital markets have improved. The window is opening up for a lot of these companies, you've seen companies enter the capital markets to fund their 2015 budgets, ensure they don't trip their loan covenants should oil prices remain depressed, or just simply to shore up their balance sheets.
Donald Trump and the billionaire class should consider this victory a warning shot: the blue wave is coming.
Given the scale of our operations, I see no reason why we should be confined to Airbus, that is not healthy. There [ should be ] competition between aircraft manufacturers.
Government should look at private sector partnerships in order for them to drive climate finance to solve the flooding issues.
There's no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There's no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy, this week's harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.
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