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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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utter
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • And what an utter intellectual stagnation it reveals!
  • There was the madness of pride in every word he uttered.

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  • He had uttered a mad wish that he himself might remain young, and the portrait grow old; that his own beauty might be untarnished, and the face on the canvas bear the burden of his passions and his sins; that the painted image might be seared with the lines of suffering and thought, and that he might keep all the delicate bloom and loveliness of his then just conscious boyhood.

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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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