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utter
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Death of a Salesman
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • He is utterly certain of his destiny, and there is an aura of far places about him.

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  • She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
  • The company is in danger of utter collapse.

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unspecified meaning
  • LINDA [almost uttering her fear]: I want you upstairs.
  • WILLY [uttering a gasp of fear, whirling about as if to quiet her]: Sh!

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  • Most often jovial, she has developed an iron repression of her exceptions to WILLY’S behavior—she more than loves him, she admires him, as though his mercurial nature, his temper, his massive dreams and little cruelties, served her only as sharp reminders of the turbulent longings within him, longings which she shares but lacks the temperament to utter and follow to their end.

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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
as in: utter a complaint Define
say something aloud
as in: utter a sound Define
make a sound with the voice
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