Sentence Examples

  • You ought to go out once in a while.
  • That ought to be worth something.
  • So did de Tocqueville, touring nineteenth-century America, when he wrote that "All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it."
  • I think there ought to be some better way of moving a boat.
  • All our important business here is now settled, and I ought to have been off long ago.

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