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Pygmalion
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • Liza, utterly bewildered, stares helplessly at him.
  • Unfortunately he knew nothing else; and Eliza, though she could count money up to eighteen shillings or so, and had acquired a certain familiarity with the language of Milton from her struggles to qualify herself for winning Higgins’s bet, could not write out a bill without utterly disgracing the establishment.

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  • She drops her work, losing her self-possession utterly at the spectacle of her father’s splendor] A—a—a—a—a—ah—ow—ooh!

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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
  • HIGGINS [loftily] I cannot charge myself with having ever uttered it, Mrs. Pearce.
  • A woman who utters such depressing and disgusting sounds has no right to be anywhere—no right to live.

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  • She’s a triumph of your art and of her dressmaker’s; but if you suppose for a moment that she doesn’t give herself away in every sentence she utters, you must be perfectly cracked about her.
  • I don’t believe I could utter one of the old sounds if I tried.
  • The slippers came bang into my face the moment I entered the room—before I had uttered a word.
  • She was, in short, an utter failure, an ignorant, incompetent, pretentious, unwelcome, penniless, useless little snob; and though she did not admit these disqualifications (for nobody ever faces unpleasant truths of this kind until the possibility of a way out dawns on them) she felt their effects too keenly to be satisfied with her position.

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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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