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complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • "How can I tell you?" replied he; "I am, like yourself, utterly bewildered at all that is going on, and cannot in the least make out what it is about."
  • The jailer was right; Dantes wanted but little of being utterly mad.

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  • In a few hours my strength will be utterly exhausted; besides, perhaps I have not been missed at the fortress.
  • The island was utterly deserted, and bore no evidence of having been visited since he went away; his treasure was just as he had left it.
  • Oh, it is impossible—utterly impossible!
  • Why, when I found myself utterly destitute, I thought my old friends would, perhaps, assist me.
  • All was vain; and he lost two hours in his attempts, which were at last utterly useless.
  • Gaetano reminded him that he had come for the purpose of shooting goats, which he had utterly forgotten.
  • "But the strangest part of the story is," resumed the abbe, "that Dantes, even in his dying moments, swore by his crucified Redeemer, that he was utterly ignorant of the cause of his detention."
  • "Ah, a window!" exclaimed Signor Pastrini,—"utterly impossible; there was only one left on the fifth floor of the Doria Palace, and that has been let to a Russian prince for twenty sequins a day."

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  • Why, it was won by a horse and rider utterly unknown on the course.
  • The French way of living is utterly unknown to me, and up to the present time I have followed the Eastern customs, which are entirely in contrast to the Parisian.
  • I was utterly overpowered by surprise and terror; and without a word I suffered myself to be handcuffed and tied to a horse’s tail, and thus they took me to Nimes.
  • Madame de Villefort made no further reply; her mind was utterly absorbed in the contemplation of the person who, from the first instant she saw him, had made so powerful an impression on her.
  • I seem to myself as though living a life of bondage, yet at the same time am so conscious of my own weakness that I fear to break the restraint in which I am held, lest I fall utterly helpless.
  • In short, his whole appearance produced on the mind the impression of a corpse with living eyes, and nothing could be more startling than to observe the expression of anger or joy suddenly lighting up these organs, while the rest of the rigid and marble-like features were utterly deprived of the power of participation.
  • I had been tracked by a customs-officer, who had lost sight of me near the tavern; feeling certain that I intended to pass the night there, he had returned to summon his comrades, who just arrived in time to hear the report of the pistol, and to take me in the midst of such circumstantial proofs of my guilt as rendered all hopes of proving my innocence utterly futile.
  • In a few minutes, through all the doors, down all the staircases, by every exit, every one hastened to retire, or rather to fly; for it was a situation where the ordinary condolences,—which even the best friends are so eager to offer in great catastrophes,—were seen to be utterly futile.
  • Debray did not defend himself very warmly, for the idea had sometimes crossed his mind; still, when he recollected the independent, proud spirit of Eugenie, he positively rejected it as utterly impossible, though the same thought again continually recurred and found a resting-place in his heart.
  • To this dumb language, which was so unintelligible to others, she answered by throwing her whole soul into the expression of her countenance, and in this manner were the conversations sustained between the blooming girl and the helpless invalid, whose body could scarcely be called a living one, but who, nevertheless, possessed a fund of knowledge and penetration, united with a will as powerful as ever although clogged by a body rendered utterly incapable of obeying its impulses.
  • "Yes," continued Caderousse, "so it is; after five and twenty years of labor, after having acquired a most honorable name in the trade of Marseilles, M. Morrel is utterly ruined; he has lost five ships in two years, has suffered by the bankruptcy of three large houses, and his only hope now is in that very Pharaon which poor Dantes commanded, and which is expected from the Indies with a cargo of cochineal and indigo.

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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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  • Fernand opened his mouth to reply, but his voice died on his lips, and he could not utter a word.
  • The old man uttered a cry, and turned round; then, seeing his son, he fell into his arms, pale and trembling.

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  • "What is the meaning of all this?" inquired Caderousse, frowningly, of Danglars, who had assumed an air of utter surprise.
  • By a violent effort he rose half out of the water, waving his cap, and uttering a loud shout peculiar to sailers.
  • Renee uttered a smothered exclamation.
  • I am about to be seized with a fit of catalepsy; when it comes to its height I shall probably lie still and motionless as though dead, uttering neither sigh nor groan.
  • But pride restrained him and he did not utter it.
  • With the deputy’s knowledge of crime and criminals, every word the young man uttered convinced him more and more of his innocence.
  • He did not even see the ocean, that terrible barrier against freedom, which the prisoners look upon with utter despair.
  • The day passed away in utter silence—night came without recurrence of the noise.

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  • You perceive then the utter impossibility of escaping through your dungeon?
  • I perceive its utter impossibility; and I consider it impious to attempt that which the Almighty evidently does not approve.
  • The abbe burst into a fit of laughter, while Dantes gazed on him in utter astonishment.
  • And then made you swear never to utter the name of Noirtier?
  • I raised my head; I was in utter darkness.
  • He opened his eyes upon utter darkness.
  • Then, in spite of the wind and rain, he fell into the deep, sweet sleep of utter exhaustion.
  • Yet, on his arrival, Morrel did not utter a complaint, or say one harsh word.
  • The terrible idea that he was writing his will flashed across her; she shuddered, and yet had not strength to utter a word.
  • ’—’Yes,’ replied Teresa with astonishment; ’but I was mad to utter such a wish.
  • Franz found himself in utter darkness.
  • Without uttering a word, they bandaged his eyes with a care that showed their apprehensions of his committing some indiscretion.
  • Edmond uttered a cry of agony, and, quite out of his senses, rushed towards the door, exclaiming, "Help, help!"
  • Then the tunnel will be discovered; the men who cast me into the sea and who must have heard the cry I uttered, will be questioned.
  • Dantes was so exhausted that the exclamation of joy he uttered was mistaken for a sigh.
  • Dantes uttered a cry of joy and surprise; never had a first attempt been crowned with more perfect success.
  • This time he fell on his knees, and, clasping his hands convulsively, uttered a prayer intelligible to God alone.
  • ’You will go to Marseilles,’ said Dantes,—for you understand, I repeat his words just as he uttered them.
  • The abbe uttered a kind of groan.
  • Scarcely had he uttered those words than Madame Morrel entered weeping bitterly.
  • These last words were uttered in so low a tone that the stranger could not hear them.
  • Julie uttered a faint cry, blushed like a rose, and leaned against the baluster.
  • She looked up and uttered an exclamation of joy.
  • The young girl uttered a joyful cry, raised her eyes, looked round to question the messenger, but he had disappeared.
  • Morrel uttered a cry of surprise at the sight of his son, of whose arrival he was ignorant.
  • The young man uttered a groan, but appeared resigned.
  • ’—’Yes,’ replied the young girl, whose astonishment increased at every word uttered by Luigi, ’but of course your reply was only to please me.’
  • Teresa uttered a cry of admiration.
  • I did; but they were uttered in the Romaic dialect.
  • Teresa uttered a cry of joy, and, without inquiring whence this attire came, or even thanking Luigi, darted into the grotto, transformed into a dressing-room.
  • At last, with a horrible splash, he darted like an arrow into the ice-cold water, and as he did so he uttered a shrill cry, stifled in a moment by his immersion beneath the waves.
  • He had taken the silence of the old man for a return to reason; and now these few words uttered by Faria, after so painful a crisis, seemed to indicate a serious relapse into mental alienation.
  • He rose again to the surface, struggled with the last desperate effort of a drowning man, uttered a third cry, and felt himself sinking, as if the fatal cannon shot were again tied to his feet.
  • But remorse is not thus banished; like Virgil’s wounded hero, he carried the arrow in his wound, and, arrived at the salon, Villefort uttered a sigh that was almost a sob, and sank into a chair.
  • These few words were uttered with an accent that left no doubt of his sincerity; Dantes rose, dispersed the fragments with the same precaution as before, and pushed his bed back against the wall.
  • Albert, who was a great smoker, and who had considered it no small sacrifice to be deprived of the cigars of the Cafe de Paris, approached the table, and uttered a cry of joy at perceiving some veritable puros.
  • La Carconte muttered a few inarticulate words, then let her head again drop upon her knees, and went into a fit of ague, leaving the two speakers to resume the conversation, but remaining so as to be able to hear every word they uttered.
  • "You must see that to be an utter impossibility," said Villefort.
  • Madame Danglars tried to utter a few words, but was not heard.
  • I rushed towards the staircase, clutching my hair, and uttering a groan of horror.
  • Terror seemed to have deprived them even of the power of uttering a cry.
  • She bent forwards as though to assure herself of the reality of what she saw, then, uttering a faint cry, threw herself back in her seat.
  • When I had ceased speaking, he thankfully raised his eyes to heaven, but without uttering a word.
  • They went the whole length of the garden without uttering a word.
  • At these words, uttered with the most exquisite sweetness and politeness, Madame de Morcerf replied.
  • In my turn I uttered a cry, but a cry of joy.
  • Bertuccio hid his face in his hands as he uttered these words, while Monte Cristo fixed on him a look of inscrutable meaning.
  • Monte Cristo with a smile on his lips, uttered in the depths of his soul a groan which would have made Villefort fly had he but heard it.
  • She uttered a cry of surprise at the sight of a stranger, and Maximilian began to laugh.
  • This time Bertuccio would have uttered an exclamation, had not a look from Monte Cristo silenced him.
  • Here Madame Danglars, instead of being calmed by the soft picture, uttered a groan and fainted.
  • Probably the baroness thought this unexpected visit signified a desire to make up for the sharp words he had uttered during the day.
  • This answer, and especially the tone in which it was uttered, chilled the heart of poor Morrel.
  • Dancers, players, talkers, all uttered an exclamation of joy—every one inhaled with delight the breeze that floated in.
  • But Villefort uttered words which even he himself did not believe.
  • Teresa had become alarmed at the wild and deserted look of the plain around her, and pressed closely against her guide, not uttering a syllable; but as she saw him advance with even step and composed countenance, she endeavored to repress her emotion.
  • Maximilian uttered a cry of delight, and, springing forwards, seized the hand extended towards him, and imprinted on it a fervent and impassioned kiss.
  • The abbe with difficulty got away from the enthusiastic thanks of Caderousse, opened the door himself, got out and mounted his horse, once more saluted the innkeeper, who kept uttering his loud farewells, and then returned by the road he had travelled in coming.
  • Valentine uttered a cry.
  • "Thanks, thanks," said Monte Cristo, judging from the steward’s utter prostration that he could not stretch the cord further without danger of breaking it.
  • Excited beyond his usual calm demeanor, Franz rose with the audience, and was about to join the loud, enthusiastic applause that followed; but suddenly his purpose was arrested, his hands fell by his sides, and the half-uttered "bravos" expired on his lips.
  • Villefort shuddered and looked at Monte Cristo as if he wished to read in his countenance the real feelings which had dictated the words he had just uttered.
  • Monte Cristo glanced rapidly at Albert, as if to seek a hidden meaning in his words, but it was evident the young man uttered them in the simplicity of his heart.
  • Edward endured the accident with miraculous courage—he did not utter a single cry, but fell lifeless into my arms; nor did a tear fall from his eyes after it was over.
  • I uttered a cry of joy; the only moments of sadness I had known since the assassination of the procureur were caused by the recollection that I had abandoned this child.
  • Fernand closed his eyes, a burning sensation passed across his brow, and he was compelled to support himself by the table to prevent his falling from his chair; but in spite of all his efforts, he could not refrain from uttering a deep groan, which, however, was lost amid the noisy felicitations of the company.
  • When he learned my resolution, I shall never forget the reproachful look which he cast on me, and the tears of utter despair which chased each other down his lifeless cheeks.
  • The woman’s lips seemed to move, as though she were talking; but because she merely spoke in an undertone, or my senses were dulled by sleep, I did not catch a word she uttered.
  • It would have required the penetration of Oedipus or the Sphinx to have divined the irony the count concealed beneath these words, apparently uttered with the greatest politeness.
  • As Dantes (his eyes turned in the direction of the Chateau d’If) uttered this prayer, he saw off the farther point of the Island of Pomegue a small vessel with lateen sail skimming the sea like a gull in search of prey; and with his sailor’s eye he knew it to be a Genoese tartan.
  • The animal uttered a cry during the transit, but, arrived at its destination, it crouched behind the cushions, and stupefied at such unusual treatment remained silent and motionless.
  • His forehead was marked with the line that indicates the constant presence of bitter thoughts; he had the fiery eyes that seem to penetrate to the very soul, and the haughty and disdainful upper lip that gives to the words it utters a peculiar character that impresses them on the minds of those to whom they are addressed.
  • Why, it is not altogether impossible he might have had, for he made me promise several times never to speak of that letter to any one, assuring me he so advised me for my own interest; and, more than this, he insisted on my taking a solemn oath never to utter the name mentioned in the address.
  • Unless I die, I shall always be what I am, and therefore it is that I utter the things you have never heard, even from the mouths of kings—for kings have need, and other persons have fear of you.
  • Andrea had spoken very little during dinner; he was an intelligent lad, and he feared to utter some absurdity before so many grand people, amongst whom, with dilating eyes, he saw the king’s attorney.
  • Dantes uttered blasphemies that made his jailer recoil with horror, dashed himself furiously against the walls of his prison, wreaked his anger upon everything, and chiefly upon himself, so that the least thing,—a grain of sand, a straw, or a breath of air that annoyed him, led to paroxysms of fury.
  • Peppino obeyed, and Franz and the count were in utter darkness, except that fifty paces in advance of them a reddish glare, more evident since Peppino had put out his torch, was visible along the wall.
  • The world, however, is mistaken; my father abandons me from utter indifference, while my mother-in-law detests me with a hatred so much the more terrible because it is veiled beneath a continual smile.
  • After making the tour of the garden a second time, the count re-entered his carriage, while Bertuccio, who perceived the thoughtful expression of his master’s features, took his seat beside the driver without uttering a word.
  • The carriage creaked and rattled as it flew over the rough stones, and the slightest obstacle under the wheels would have caused disaster; but it kept on in the middle of the road, and those who saw it pass uttered cries of terror.
  • Noirtier watched, with indescribable pleasure, this noble and sincere countenance, on which every sentiment his tongue uttered was depicted, adding by the expression of his fine features all that coloring adds to a sound and faithful drawing.
  • And, as though to add to the daily misery which this prosperous canal inflicted on the unfortunate inn-keeper, whose utter ruin it was fast accomplishing, it was situated between the Rhone from which it had its source and the post-road it had depleted, not a hundred steps from the inn, of which we have given a brief but faithful description.
  • This time Caderousse endeavored to call again, but he could only utter a groan, and he shuddered as the blood flowed from his three wounds.
  • Morrel looked at him in utter amazement.
  • It was the first time one of these visions had ever addressed her in a living voice, and she was about to utter an exclamation.
  • These were the only words that this proud and violently enamoured woman could utter in response to Debray.
  • [*] "Do not let us jest," gravely replied Bertuccio, "and dare not to utter that name again as you have pronounced it."
  • Villefort seemed stupefied with astonishment, and remained gazing intently on the scene before him without uttering a word.
  • "My God, have mercy upon me!" and, uttering a fearful cry, Barrois fell back as if he had been struck by lightning.
  • He returned to Mercedes with tears in his eyes and heaving breast, and without uttering a word he gave her the letter.
  • Maximilian settled himself in his corner without uttering a word.
  • The count felt his heart dilate and throb; he opened his arms, and Haidee, uttering a cry, sprang into them.
  • Still he had not even uttered a sigh.
  • My mother uttered a cry of joy, and clasped me to her bosom.
  • The messenger uttered a cry of joy and clapped his hands.
  • Valentine uttered a cry of horror; Morrel took her in his arms, as if to defend her from some unknown danger.
  • Monte Cristo uttered a joyful exclamation on seeing the young men together.
  • Albert opened the letter with fear, uttered a shriek on reading the first line, and seized the paper.
  • The count had not uttered one word the whole of this time.
  • The count retreated a step, uttered a slight exclamation, and let fall the pistol he held.
  • Mercedes uttered these words with such deep anguish, with an accent of such intense despair, that Monte Cristo could not restrain a sob.
  • These words were uttered in a tone which made Morrel shudder.
  • Monte Cristo uttered the last words with so much meaning that Morrel, starting up, cried out, "You know of whom I speak, count, do you not?"
  • Monte Cristo uttered a cry which those only can conceive who have heard the roar of a wounded lion.
  • Remember that I never uttered a falsehood and am never deceived.
  • At last d’Avrigny slowly uttered these words:—"she is still alive!"
  • Madame Danglars uttered a scream and fainted.
  • Ask him, sir, if he recollects the words he uttered in the garden of this house on the night of Madame de Saint-Meran’s death.
  • Noirtier uttered a kind of hoarse, rattling sound; the old man’s eyes sparkled, and the good doctor understood that he wished to behold his child.
  • Madame de Villefort uttered a wild cry, and a hideous and uncontrollable terror spread over her distorted features.
  • That is why I have uttered the words for which you blame me; that is why I have filled this whole assembly with horror.
  • The whole assembly uttered a long murmur of astonishment.
  • "Open; it is I." But notwithstanding this request, notwithstanding the tone of anguish in which it was uttered, the door remained closed.
  • The unhappy man uttered an exclamation of joy; a ray of light seemed to penetrate the abyss of despair and darkness.
  • Emmanuel had scarcely uttered these words when the sound of the bell was heard, the well-known signal given by the porter that a visitor had arrived.
  • The young people uttered a cry of joy, while Maximilian raised his head, but let it fall again immediately.
  • Ten leagues were passed and not a single word was uttered.
  • Mercedes raised her head, and uttered a cry of terror on beholding a man before her.
  • The banker uttered a groan and followed his guide; he neither supplicated nor exclaimed.
  • Danglars uttered a cry, and fell prostrate.
  • Morrel uttered these words with an energy which made the count shudder.
  • Morrel uttered a loud exclamation, and frantic, doubtful, dazzled, as though by a celestial vision, he fell upon his knees.
  • Beauchamp uttered an exclamation of surprise on seeing his friend leap over and trample under foot all the newspapers which were strewed about the room.
  • The young men looked at each other; they did not know if it was a comedy Monte Cristo was playing, but every word he uttered had such an air of simplicity, that it was impossible to suppose what he said was false—besides, why should he tell a falsehood?
  • This noble entrance, however, in spite of its striking appearance and the graceful effect of the geraniums planted in the two vases, as they waved their variegated leaves in the wind and charmed the eye with their scarlet bloom, had fallen into utter disuse.
  • This lasted several minutes, until the frightful overturn of reason was accomplished; then uttering a loud cry followed by a burst of laughter, he rushed down the stairs.
  • One of these ladies, the fair one, uttered those terrible shrieks which resounded through the house, while the other, rushing to the bell-rope, rang with all her strength.
  • Noirtier, burning with impatience and terror, was in despair at his utter inability to help his old domestic, whom he regarded more in the light of a friend than a servant.
  • Haidee’s arms fell by her side, and she uttered a deep groan, at the same time looking towards the count as if to ask if he were satisfied with her obedience to his commands.
  • Monte Cristo perceived that the young man had turned around; indeed, Morrel saw with surprise that the men who had brought him had left without being paid, or uttering a word.
  • Nay, do not press my hand, Edmond; you are thinking, I am sure, of some kind speech to console me, but do not utter it to me, reserve it for others more worthy of your kindness.
  • "Valentine, Valentine!" he mentally ejaculated; but his lips uttered no sound, and as though all his strength were centred in that internal emotion, he sighed and closed his eyes.
  • The general drew himself up, clinging to the curtain; he uttered the most dreadful sob which ever escaped from the bosom of a father abandoned at the same time by his wife and son.
  • While Monte Cristo had begged the smelling-bottle of Madame de Villefort, he had noticed the approach of Villefort to Madame Danglars, and he soon guessed all that had passed between them, though the words had been uttered in so low a voice as hardly to be heard by Madame Danglars.
  • Suddenly he struck against something crouching behind a wheelbarrow filled with leaves; the something rose, uttering an exclamation of astonishment, and Monte Cristo found himself facing a man about fifty years old, who was plucking strawberries, which he was placing upon grape leaves.
  • At the same moment the count seized with his left hand the assassin’s wrist, and wrung it with such strength that the knife fell from his stiffened fingers, and Caderousse uttered a cry of pain.
  • The keeper turned his back, and shrugged his shoulders; he did not even laugh at what would have caused any one else to do so; he had heard so many utter the same things,—indeed, he heard nothing else.
  • These words were uttered in so mournful a tone that their real meaning did not escape Albert; he felt his heart beat, and taking his mother’s hand within his own he said, tenderly,— "Yes, you will live!"
  • He approached the dying man, and, leaning over him with a calm and melancholy look, he whispered, "I am—I am"—And his almost closed lips uttered a name so low that the count himself appeared afraid to hear it.
  • The emperor, now king of the petty Island of Elba, after having held sovereign sway over one-half of the world, counting as his subjects a small population of five or six thousand souls,—after having been accustomed to hear the "Vive Napoleons" of a hundred and twenty millions of human beings, uttered in ten different languages,—was looked upon here as a ruined man, separated forever from any fresh connection with France or claim to her throne.
  • The first words that Albert uttered to his friend, on the following morning, contained a request that Franz would accompany him on a visit to the count; true, the young man had warmly and energetically thanked the count on the previous evening; but services such as he had rendered could never be too often acknowledged.
  • Each word fell like a dagger on Morcerf, and deprived him of a portion of his energy; as she uttered the last, he hid his mutilated hand hastily in his bosom, and fell back on his seat, overwhelmed by wretchedness and despair.
  • Yes, I did wait—yes, I did hope, count, and during this quarter of an hour we have been talking together, you have unconsciously wounded, tortured my heart, for every word you have uttered proved that there was no hope for me.
  • D’Avrigny turned round and uttered a very feeble "Yes," but Morrel, disengaging his hand, rushed to the bed, and after having pressed the cold lips of Valentine with his own, hurriedly left, uttering a long, deep groan of despair and anguish.
  • As Morrel and his son embraced on the pier-head, in the presence and amid the applause of the whole city witnessing this event, a man, with his face half-covered by a black beard, and who, concealed behind the sentry-box, watched the scene with delight, uttered these words in a low tone: "Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds."
  • D’Avrigny turned round and uttered a very feeble "Yes," but Morrel, disengaging his hand, rushed to the bed, and after having pressed the cold lips of Valentine with his own, hurriedly left, uttering a long, deep groan of despair and anguish.
  • Valentine could not reply; the voice which indicated the real presence of a being in the room, alarmed her so much that she feared to utter a syllable; still the expression of her eyes seemed to inquire, "If your intentions are pure, why are you here?"
  • "Help! help!" cried the abbe, "I—I—die—I"— So sudden and violent was the fit that the unfortunate prisoner was unable to complete the sentence; a violent convulsion shook his whole frame, his eyes started from their sockets, his mouth was drawn on one side, his cheeks became purple, he struggled, foamed, dashed himself about, and uttered the most dreadful cries, which, however, Dantes prevented from being heard by covering his head with the blanket.
  • Mercedes uttered a cry which made the tears start from Monte Cristo’s eyes; but these tears disappeared almost instantaneously, for, doubtless, God had sent some angel to collect them—far more precious were they in his eyes than the richest pearls of Guzerat and Ophir.
  • Oh, Mercedes, I have uttered your name with the sigh of melancholy, with the groan of sorrow, with the last effort of despair; I have uttered it when frozen with cold, crouched on the straw in my dungeon; I have uttered it, consumed with heat, rolling on the stone floor of my prison.
  • Oh, Mercedes, I have uttered your name with the sigh of melancholy, with the groan of sorrow, with the last effort of despair; I have uttered it when frozen with cold, crouched on the straw in my dungeon; I have uttered it, consumed with heat, rolling on the stone floor of my prison.
  • Oh, Mercedes, I have uttered your name with the sigh of melancholy, with the groan of sorrow, with the last effort of despair; I have uttered it when frozen with cold, crouched on the straw in my dungeon; I have uttered it, consumed with heat, rolling on the stone floor of my prison.
  • …the ballet might have claimed his attention, Franz was too deeply occupied with the beautiful Greek to take any note of it; while she seemed to experience an almost childlike delight in watching it, her eager, animated looks contrasting strongly with the utter indifference of her companion, who, during the whole time the piece lasted, never even moved, not even when the furious, crashing din produced by the trumpets, cymbals, and Chinese bells sounded their loudest from the orchestra.
  • The general, with his head thrown back, hands extended, gaze fixed, looked silently at this dreadful apparition; then seeking the wall to support him, he glided along close to it until he reached the door, through which he went out backwards, uttering this single mournful, lamentable, distressing cry,—"Edmond Dantes!"
  • I had been told that you had endeavored to escape; that you had taken the place of another prisoner; that you had slipped into the winding sheet of a dead body; that you had been thrown alive from the top of the Chateau d’If, and that the cry you uttered as you dashed upon the rocks first revealed to your jailers that they were your murderers.
  • Valentine in the extremity of her terror joined her hands,—for she felt that the moment had arrived to ask for courage,—and began to pray, and while uttering little more than incoherent words, she forgot that her white shoulders had no other covering than her long hair, and that the pulsations of her heart could be seen through the lace of her nightdress.
  • …the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic—if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six times more easily traced;—then, when he has acquired his specific, he administers duly to his enemy, or near kinsman, a dose of arsenic which would make a mammoth or mastodon burst, and which, without rhyme or reason, makes his victim utter groans which alarm the entire neighborhood.
  • …over their bodies for several minutes; then, undisturbed by the noisy crowd collected round the broken carriage, Ali quietly harnessed the pacified animals to the count’s chariot, took the reins in his hands, and mounted the box, when to the utter astonishment of those who had witnessed the ungovernable spirit and maddened speed of the same horses, he was actually compelled to apply his whip in no very gentle manner before he could induce them to start; and even then all that could be…
  • Mercedes, although deposed from the exalted position she had occupied, lost in the sphere she had now chosen, like a person passing from a room splendidly lighted into utter darkness, appeared like a queen, fallen from her palace to a hovel, and who, reduced to strict necessity, could neither become reconciled to the earthen vessels she was herself forced to place upon the table, nor to the humble pallet which had become her bed.
  • …that even in her days of fortune she had ever dressed with the magnificent display which makes us no longer able to recognize a woman when she appears in a plain and simple attire; nor indeed, had she fallen into that state of depression where it is impossible to conceal the garb of misery; no, the change in Mercedes was that her eye no longer sparkled, her lips no longer smiled, and there was now a hesitation in uttering the words which formerly sprang so fluently from her ready wit.
  • "What, what!" cried Monte Cristo, stopping suddenly, "what words do you utter?
  • Madame Danglars uttered a piercing cry, and, seizing Villefort’s hands, exclaimed, "My child was alive?" said she; "you buried my child alive?
  • Any other than yourself would have considered the disclosure of M. de Villefort insignificant, or else dictated by venal ambition," These words were an allusion to the sentiments which the minister of police had uttered with so much confidence an hour before.
  • "Well, my good friend," returned the abbe, in a tone that indicated utter indifference on his part, "you are at liberty, either to speak or be silent, just as you please; for my own part, I respect your scruples and admire your sentiments; so let the matter end.
  • At sight of him Madame de Villefort uttered an expression of pleasure, and, holding the child still closer towards her, she said, "Edward, dearest, do you see that good man?
  • Then he slowly uttered these words, "Who is now dying in your house?
  • "What shall I do!" he uttered, and reflected for a moment; "shall I ring?
  • " Having delivered himself of this pompous address, uttered with a degree of energy that left the baron almost out of breath, he bowed to the assembled party and withdrew to his drawing-room, whose sumptuous furnishings of white and gold had caused a great sensation in the Chaussee d’Antin.
  • "It is true, then," he said, rather uttering his thoughts aloud than addressing his companion,—"it is true, then, that all our actions leave their traces—some sad, others bright—on our paths; it is true that every step in our lives is like the course of an insect on the sands;—it leaves its track!
  • "— "There is a providence; there is a God," said Monte Cristo, "of whom you are a striking proof, as you lie in utter despair, denying him, while I stand before you, rich, happy, safe and entreating that God in whom you endeavor not to believe, while in your heart you still believe in him."
  • Well," continued the count, in a tone that made Franz shudder, "this young gentleman is one of my friends—this young gentleman lodges in the same hotel as myself—this young gentleman has been up and down the Corso for eight hours in my private carriage, and yet, I repeat to you, you have carried him off, and conveyed him hither, and," added the count, taking the letter from his pocket, "you have set a ransom on him, as if he were an utter stranger."
  • Villefort had only just given utterance to a few incoherent sentences, and then retired to his study, where he received about two hours afterwards the following letter:— "After all the disclosures which were made this morning, M. Noirtier de Villefort must see the utter impossibility of any alliance being formed between his family and that of M. Franz d’Epinay.
  • They were surrounded by a crowd of people, who opened a way for us to pass, when suddenly my mother, having looked closely at an object which was attracting their attention, uttered a piercing cry and fell to the ground, pointing as she did so to a head which was placed over the gates, and beneath which were inscribed these words: " ’This is the head of Ali Tepelini Pasha of Yanina.’
  • As for Fernand himself, he seemed to be enduring the tortures of the damned; unable to rest, he was among the first to quit the table, and, as though seeking to avoid the hilarious mirth that rose in such deafening sounds, he continued, in utter silence, to pace the farther end of the salon.

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complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
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say something aloud
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