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utter
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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as in: utter a complaint Define
say something aloud
  • ...and a clear voice utters words that bring me peace,

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  • I was too shocked to utter a complaint.
  • The decision was made before I could utter an opinion.

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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • We are all utterly at a loss.
  • Beside us lies a fair-headed recruit in utter terror.

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  • Our being, almost utterly carried away by the fury of the storm, streams back through our hands from thee, and we, thy redeemed ones, bury ourselves in thee, and through the long minutes in a mute agony of hope bite into thee with our lips!
  • He must have heard me, for he gazes at me with a look of utter terror.
  • Behind us shells are sending up fountains from the now utterly abandoned village.
  • The room shall speak, it must catch me up and hold me, I want to feel that I belong here, I want to hearken and know when I go back to the front that the war will sink down, be drowned utterly in the great home-coming tide, know that it will then be past for ever, and not gnaw us continually, that it will have none but an outward power over us.

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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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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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