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Man And Superman
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • Is it not because at bottom they are utterly sexless?
  • The truth is, the world was to Shakespear a great "stage of fools" on which he was utterly bewildered.

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  • [in ruins] I am utterly crushed.
  • You are so utterly unreasonable and impracticable.
  • But— [he stops, utterly appalled; then resumes feebly] No: look here, Ann: if there’s no harm in it there’s no point in doing it.
  • I am arguing fairly with you, and, I think, utterly refuting you.

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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
  • [roaring with rage] I will not have these abominations uttered in my house [he smites the writing table with his fist].
  • No sky, no peaks, no light, no sound, no time nor space, utter void.

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  • Then, with a heavy sigh, he droops in utter dejection; and the violins, discouraged, retrace their melody in despair and at last give it up, extinguished by wailings from uncanny wind instruments, thus:— (more music) It is all very odd.
  • I beg that no man may seize the occasion to get half drunk and utter imbecile speeches and coarse pleasantries at my expense.
  • The pair may be utter strangers to one another, speaking different languages, differing in race and color, in age and disposition, with no bond between them but a possibility of that fecundity for the sake of which the Life Force throws them into one another’s arms at the exchange of a glance.

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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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