Definitions

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  • v. Alternative form of might.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Might.

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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Examples

  • He "mought" keep us all night, but he'd "ruther not, as we could git a place to stay down the spur."

    A Knight of the Cumberland

  • "Why, yas, I reckon yo 'mought's well -- but seem's like yo' allus a-wantin 'to gad.

    The Gold Girl

  • Or listen to the President while keeping you mought shut.

    Defiant Wilson raises more than $200,000 after outburst

  • The part of Epimetheus mought well become Prometheus, in the case of discontentments: for there is not a better provision against them.

    The Essays

  • 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.

    The Essays

  • Surely Comineus mought have made the same judgment also, if it had pleased him, of his second master, Lewis the

    The Essays

  • But it mought be applied likewise to Pluto, taking him for the devil.

    The Essays

  • 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

    The Essays

  • 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.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • "Why, to speak de troof, massa, him not so berry well as mought be."

    The Gold-Bug

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