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There was a string, dating back to the late oughts, when I rarely missed one.
And is this a mere fantastic talk, or is this a thing that could be done and that ought to be done?
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
I, therefore, deliver it as a maxim, that whoever desires the character of a proud man ought to conceal his vanity.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
I really ought to visit my California estates, and I have always wanted to see that part of America.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
But she told Grandfather Mole that it was all right—that she knew a person of his age ought not to go without his breakfast.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
My orders ought to have been taken before a single unwounded Officer or man was ferried back aboard ship.
But I am afraid you would very soon get tired of us, and I ought to tell you, frankly, that our little home is to be—a broken up.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
And then, probably, Jolly Robin would laugh and tell her not to mind, for there ought to be worms enough for everybody.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Most of the feathered folk agreed that Mr. Blackbird ought not to have spokenp.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY

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