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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • I’m afraid, sir, that will be utterly impossible.
  • And although ambigrams were common in symbology-swastikas, yin yang, Jewish stars, simple crosses-the idea that a word could be crafted into an ambigram seemed utterly impossible.

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  • It was both utterly foreign and intimately familiar to her.
  • Utterly agape, he read the four lines again, clockwise in sequence: top, right, bottom, left.
  • My point is that what you have just told me is going to happen is utterly impossible!
  • Access to the Pope by an outsider is utterly impossible.
  • Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.
  • The motion was utterly unexpected.
  • Utterly brilliant.
  • "When Lemaitre first proposed the Big Bang Theory," Vittoria continued, "scientists claimed it was utterly ridiculous.

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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
  • He sat a moment in utter bewilderment.
  • Kohler was staring into the annihilation chamber with a look of utter amazement at the spectacle he had just seen.

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  • Langdon wondered if the intense chill now raking through his body was the air-conditioning or his utter amazement with the significance of what he was now staring at.
  • To the utter astonishment of the cardinals, the camerlegno had entered the Sistine Chapel with two BBC reporters-a man and a woman-and announced that they would be transmitting his solemn statement, live to the world.
  • Didn’t they see the utter necessity!

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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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