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There ought to be a better, shorter word — but " selfish " isn't it.
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There ought to be a point beyond which we will not allow ourselves to go regardless of what Russia does.
There were new yellow curtains, bright as a child's life ought to be, a new bedspread, lively with hopping rabbits, and hanging from the ceiling was an airy Mother Goose Mobile, spinning slowly in the breeze.
Similarly, Sondheim insists that performers separately enunciate both " t "' s in line, " There ought to be clowns.
There was not the friendliness of cooperation between Cato and Scipio which ought to exist between a quaestor and his proconsul.
* There ought to be no limitation of a power destined to effect a purpose which is itself incapable of limitation.
There are some who feel economic rights ought to be read into section 7 rights to security of the person and section 15 equality rights to make the Charter similar to the Covenant.
During one of Corin's visits to his father, the latter said, " There is something I ought to tell you ".
There is a Quaker belief called Testimony of Simplicity that a person ought to live her or his life simply.
There is unemployed Tina, whose promiscuity landed her with two children whom she does not take care of in the way her mother thinks she ought to.
There he spoke against " farmer murderers ", " poor-folks haters ", " shooters of widows and orphans ", " international well-poisoners ", " charity hospital destroyers ", " spitters on our heroic veterans ", " rich enemies of our public schools ", " private bankers ' who ought to come out in the open and let folks see what they're doing '", " European debt cancelers ", " unemployment makers ", pacifists, Communists, munitions manufacturers, and " skunks who steal Gideon Bibles from hotel rooms ".
There are clear reasons for such: In the present circumstances the lay faithful have the ability to do very much and, therefore, ought to do very much towards the growth of an authentic ecclesial communion in their parishes in order to reawaken missionary zeal towards nonbelievers and believers themselves who have abandoned the faith or grown lax in the Christian life " ( 26, 1 ).
There are many different accounts of labor value, with the common element that the " value " of an exchangeable good or service is, or ought to be, or tends to be, or can be considered as, equal or proportional to the amount of labor required to produce it ( including the labor required to produce the raw materials and machinery used in production ).
" There are strong grounds to hope that the truly regenerate will persevere unto the end, and be saved, through the power of divine grace which is pledged for their support ; but their future obedience and final salvation are neither determined nor certain, since through infirmity and manifold temptations they are in danger of falling ; and they ought, therefore, to watch and pray lest they make shipwreck of their faith and be lost.
* An article arguing that transsexuals ought to be permitted to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, by Dann Halem at Slate. com: There He Is ... Miss Universe
There were few countries which had gained more than Greece from the war, in proportion to the size and importance of the country ; and the Greeks ought to have regarded themselves as especially fortunate in this matter, because they had in point of fact played a somewhat doubtful part in the war, and no one could say how much sincerity there had been in their long-delayed adherence to the Allied cause.
There is no better type of the gentleman in baseball and no one ever heard ought but words of praise for him.
There was, therefore, never any " official " roster of War Hawks ; as historian Donald Hickey notes, " Scholars differ over who ( if anyone ) ought to be classified as a War Hawk.
There ought to be filters in public libraries and filters in public schools so if kids get on the Internet, there is not going to be pornography or violence coming in.
There is also the remarkable fact that the dire consequences that ought to result from such a treaty being divulged to a foreign government have not happened in all the time that Phelps has been ill. Why was the bell rung?
" There are some people in Jefferson County who ought to be pretty nervous right now ," Baxley said in an earlier telephone interview.
There are environmental arguments that a sustainable economy ought to encourage articles not engineered to lower performance or to fail prematurely.
There is no evidence that any such mountain range of silver ever existed near the mouth of the Río de la Plata ; to find them, one ought to travel to the far Andes, more than a thousand miles away.
There and be
There was a peculiar density about it, a thick substance that could be sensed but never identified, never actually perceived.
There was a feeling that this mission would be canceled like all the others and that this muddy wet dark world of combat would go on forever.
There will be premieres of new works, made possible through Ford Foundation commissions: Carlisle Floyd's Mystery, with Phyllis Curtin as soprano soloist.
There are in The Almagest no rules for determining in advance whether a new epicycle will be required for dealing with abberations in lunar, solar, or planetary behavior.
There is a risk that instead of teaching a person how to be himself, reading fiction and drama may teach him how to be somebody else.
There can be little doubt that there was a conspiracy in Washington, overt or implied, to block anything Hearst wanted, even if it was something good.
There was the Neapolitan, Ribas, a capable conniver whose father had been a blacksmith but who had fawned his way up the ladder of Catherine's and Potemkin's favor till he was now a brigadier ( and would one day be the daggerman designated to do in Czar Paul 1,, after traveling all the way to Naples to procure just the right stiletto ).
There are some people, intelligent people, who seem to be untouched by the sea of wonder in which we are immersed and in which we spend our lives.
There was a finality in the rhythm of the prayer -- it was the end of a life, the end of hope, and the wondering if there would ever be another beginning.
There can be no greater magic than to wrest from death her in whom the flesh was all, in whom beauty was entirely pure because it was entirely corruptible.
There is no explanation of terms nor a qualification that most such revolts have been dealt with by force -- only a bald dogmatism that they must, because of some undefined compulsion, be so repelled.
There, to the Evening Post, she emphatically denied the divorce rumors and explained that she had stayed behind because of the schooling of their son, which henceforth would be strictly American.
In a pessimistic assessment of the cold war, Eden declared: `` There must be much closer unity within the West before there can be effective negotiation with the East ''.