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Definition of Ought

Ought

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

Ought Quotations

I was never a pretty girl, so I wasn't the one to get the boy. I used to cast myself as a good sport. Sometimes I wonder if I do that too much with roles I play, because if I'm absolutely truthful, I quite like being the best friend, or the supporting role, and actually I ought to gear-change and make myself the leading role.
Celia Imrie

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. - St. Jerome
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
St. Jerome

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

'Sex' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
Marquis de Sade

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. - Henrik Ibsen
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Henrik Ibsen
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Ought Translations

ought in German is sollte
ought in Italian is dovevo
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