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Definition of ought:

Common misspellings:

  • outght (12.5%)
  • cought (53.1%)
  • dought (3.1%)
  • ough (9.4%)
  • oughta (3.1%)
  • outht (3.1%)
  • oughtta (3.1%)
  • nought (3.1%)
  • ourght (6.3%)
  • outta (3.1%)

Usage examples for ought:

  • We ought to help it all we can, I suppose. "Kent Knowles: Quahaug" – Joseph C. Lincoln
  • " But she ought to do it. "Nan of Music Mountain" – Frank H. Spearman
  • No, no, you never ought "Emblems Of Love" – Lascelles Abercrombie
  • Now, ought I to have asked for it? "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" – Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

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