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You ought to get up earlier.
There ought to be a ban on cigarette advertising.
Teachers ought not to swear in front of the children.
We don't exercise much, but we really ought to.
It's a game that Notre Dame ought to win.
The meeting ought to have finished by three o'clock.
This is the American English definition of ought. View British English definition of ought.
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