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utter
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Lord of the Flies
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • He looked over his shoulder as Jack had done at the close ways behind him and glanced swiftly round to confirm that he was utterly alone.
  • Here, on the other side of the island, the view was utterly different.

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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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as in: utter a sound Define
make a sound with the voice
  • The savage stopped fifteen yards away and uttered his cry.
  • Any savage balked in the forest would utter the double shout and hold up the line till he was free again.

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  • She wanted to warn him, but fear kept her from uttering a sound.
  • She wanted to complain, but she was so shocked she could not utter even a single sound.

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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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