Should in a sentence

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Definition of Should

  • Used as an auxiliary verb, to express a conditional or contingent act or state, or as a supposition of an actual fact; also, to express moral obligation (see Shall); e. g.: they should have come last week; if I should go; I should think you could go.

How to use should in a sentence. Should pronunciation.

As I looked into the dusk, my limbs trembled under me, for who should be sitting there, a half-finished chair between his knees, but Soolsby the old chair-maker!
But I said coldly, and with what was near to anger, that he should link his name and fate with that of Luke Claridge: "Which of ye two goes first is God's will, and according to His wisdom.
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
There was no reason why he should not go; therefore there might be a reason why he should go.
What his object was in summoning David for an hour when all the court and all the official Europeans should be already present, remained to be seen.
Into Nahoum's mind there flashed the words of an Arab teacher, "There is no refuge from God but God Himself," and he found himself blindly wondering, even as he felt Kaid's hand upon his beard and listened to the honeyed words, what manner of death was now preparing for him, and what death of his own contriving should intervene.
The reasons were clear in Nahoum's mind why he should not act yet.
That crime should be followed by secrecy and further crime, if need be, seems natural to the Oriental mind.
If Kaid knew of this tonight, I should be a prisoner before cockcrow.
Would it be strange that Foorgat, who ever flew at fruit above his head, perilous to get or keep, should be found on forbidden ground, or in design upon it?
Would it be strange to the bowab or the slave that he should return with thee stark and still?
The dead man was in the bosom of Allah; then why should the living be beset or troubled?
It should still be the link with the old life.
But for you I should never have known what, perhaps-" He paused.
Thee must not alter the course which was your own making, and the only course which thee could, or I should, take.
It is well that it should be so.
I know that I should do the same, yes, even a hundred times.
Thee should not have come.
In England thee will forget, as thee should forget.
In Egypt I shall remember, as I should remember.

Examples of Should

Example #1
I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
Example #2
Inside the hut all was still.
Example #3
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #4
Yet his blue eyes looked kindly at me, and now he began to nod pleasantly.
Example #5
Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
Example #6
I had but come back in time-a day later, and he would have sat here and seen me in the Pit below before giving way.