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utter
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The Silver Chair
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • Long, long afterwards, without the slightest warning, an utterly strange voice spoke.
  • First — as for your Ladyship’s design of putting me at the head of an army of Earthmen so that I may break out into the Overworld and there, by main force, make myself king over some nation that never did me wrong — murdering their natural lords and holding their throne as a bloody and foreign tyrant — now that I know myself, I do utterly abhor and renounce it as plain villainy.

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  • Secondly, the Witch, in a loud, terrible voice, utterly different from all the sweet tones she had been using up till now, called out, "What are you doing?

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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
  • Such is her tender care for my honour that she would not willingly suffer any ears but her own to hear the words I utter in that frenzy.
  • Narnia? I have often heard your Lordship utter that name in your ravings.

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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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