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- v. Alternative form of might.
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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of might, preterit of may.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal variant of moth.
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He "mought" keep us all night, but he'd "ruther not, as we could git a place to stay down the spur."
"Why, yas, I reckon yo 'mought's well -- but seem's like yo' allus a-wantin 'to gad.
Or listen to the President while keeping you mought shut.
The part of Epimetheus mought well become Prometheus, in the case of discontentments: for there is not a better provision against them.
Queen Elizabeth of England, with bills to sign, but he would always first put her into some discourse of estate, that she mought the less mind the bills.
Surely Comineus mought have made the same judgment also, if it had pleased him, of his second master, Lewis the
But it mought be applied likewise to Pluto, taking him for the devil.
For so much was then subject to demonstration, that the globe of the earth had great parts beyond the Atlantic, which mought be probably conceived not to be all sea: and adding thereto the tradition in
And hereafter may do for that, as she turnes out: for one mought be loth to part with her, mayhap, so verry soon too; espessially if she was to make the notable landlady your Honner put into my head.
"Why, to speak de troof, massa, him not so berry well as mought be."