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Girl Interrupted
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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • Dr. Wick seemed utterly innocent about American culture, which made her an odd choice to head an adolescent girls’ ward.
  • The prevailing wisdom was that they were the reason we were in there, yet they were utterly absent from our hospital lives.

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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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