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utter
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • I sat there on the toilet, fully dressed, long after I was through, my tears leaving dark spots on the red of my apron, and I felt utterly dejected.
  • Peter filled my days, nothing but Peter, dreams and thoughts until Saturday night, when I felt so utterly miserable; oh, it was awful.

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  • Even after the break-in I didn’t feel so utterly broken, inside and out.
  • It’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death.

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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 looked in Mrs. van D.’s mouth and found two teeth that made her wince with pain and utter incoherent cries every time he touched them.
  • Never have they uttered a single word about the burden we must be, never have they complained that we’re too much trouble.

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  • Instead of making use of the opportunity to thank us — for the first time — for unselfishly taking him in, he didn’t utter a word.
  • I’ve been in an utter state of confusion today.
  • I’m in a state of utter confusion, don’t know what to read, what to write, what to do.
  • Most of all I miss the outdoors and having a place where I can be alone for as long as I want! I think I’m getting everything all mixed up, Kitty, but then, I’m in a state of utter confusion: on the one hand, I’m half crazy with desire for him, can hardly be in the same room without looking at him; and on the other hand, I wonder why he should matter to me so much and why I can’t be calm again!

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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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