Example sentences for: ought

How can you use “ought” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • If it is felt that some guidance is needed, then they should hire a tutor--there ought to be plenty of good ones available everywhere.

  • So outrageous was Freeh's "dis" of the president and the attorney general that Clinton "ought to fire him," said Jack Germond ( Meet the Press ).

  • passerine It ought to be a bird of passage, but it isn't.

  • Indeed, it would be disheartening, as well as entirely untrue, if one were to think that this book was published as an act of philanthropy, as something that ought to be done.

  • "His fate ought to disturb all the capitals of the West."

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