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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • His brother-in-law opened his mouth to utter an exclamation of surprise but checked himself, and that action confirmed it all.
  • The expression of his face when he uttered that "Yes" was dreadful.

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  • He wished to say this but had not the strength to utter it.
  • He was very happy when he met his family at the station and brought them to the newly furnished house all lit up, where a footman in a white tie opened the door into the hall decorated with plants, and when they went on into the drawing-room and the study uttering exclamations of delight.
  • His wife came in to congratulate him after his communion, and when uttering the usual conventional words she added: "You feel better, don’t you?
  • Having uttered it, he looked her straight in the eyes, turned on his face with a rapidity extraordinary in his weak state and shouted: "Go away!

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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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