A growing assortment of words and definitions used in the Early Modern era. See the Guide for more information.
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Past of owe, in all its senses. Thus Fulke Greville, in THE LIFE OF SIR PHILIP SIDNEY (1652) spoke of his understanding heart that knew what was due to itself, and what it ought to others... the respect inferiors ought to their superiors. A collection of CONCEITS in 1639 mentioned a gentleman who had ought him money a long time.
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