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utter
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • My reason wavered, but it did not fail me utterly.
  • I knew well that I risked death; for any drug that so potently controlled and shook the very fortress of identity, might by the least scruple of an overdose or at the least inopportunity in the moment of exhibition, utterly blot out that immaterial tabernacle which I 86) looked to it to change.

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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
  • At sight of the contents, he uttered one loud sob of such immense relief that I sat petrified.
  • This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life.

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  • "I am an old friend of Dr. Jekyll’s—Mr. Utter— 18) son of Gaunt Street—you must have heard my name; and meeting you so conveniently, I thought you might admit me."
  • But the words were hardly uttered, before the smile was struck out of his face and succeeded 50) by an expression of such abject terror and despair, as froze the very blood of the two gentlemen below.

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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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