oughtn't


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oughtn't

(ˈɔːtənt)
contraction of
ought not

ought•n't

(ˈɔt nt)
contraction of ought not.
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"I oughtn't to have left the child unowned: I oughtn't to have kept it from you.
"You oughtn't to have gone to the funeral, Henrietta," said her sister.
`I oughtn't to have begun it, ought I?' she murmured.
They oughtn't to cast her off--her own flesh and blood.
"But he's alive," protested the man, "and he oughtn't to be, you know.
Of course I oughtn't to have begun this sketch without permission.
"It oughtn't to be any harder than writing a poem and I managed that," he said dolefully.
'Ah!' said the actor, setting his teeth together, and drawing in his breath with a hissing sound, 'she oughtn't to be in the provinces, she oughtn't.'
He asked if he might speak as an old friend, and, permission given, said: "Oughtn't you really to be more careful?"
"You oughtn't to be seen till the last minute, child."
He is well enough for the provinces-- one-night stands and that sort of thing, you know -- but dear me, HE oughtn't to set up for an expert -- anyway not where there's a real artist.
"Well, if he done it a-purpose, I reckon he wouldn't stand no chance--he OUGHTN'T to have no chance, anyway, I'm most rotten certain 'bout that."