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Aught

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Aught. pronoun. [auhꞇ, aƿhꞇ, Saxon. It is sometimes, improperly, written ought.] Any thing.

                    If I can do it,
By aught that I can speak in his dispraise,
She shall not long continue love to him.
Sh. T. G. of Verona.

They may, for aught I know, obtain such substances as may induce the chymists to entertain other thoughts. Boyle.

But go, my son, and see if aught be wanting
Among thy father's friends.
Addison's Cato.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Boyle, Robert (84) · Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona (41)

Attributes: Pronoun (5) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Aught." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9627.


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