To better see all uses of the word
utter
in
Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
please enable javascript.

utter
Used In
Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
Show Multiple Meanings (More common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary

as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • It’s utter nonsense, if Dumbledore needed work doing, he had the whole Order at his command!
  • "I personally would be utterly bamboozled by all those buttons and knobs," said Dedalus.

  • Show more
  • The Dursleys, who had listened to all of this with looks of utter incomprehension on their faces, jumped as a loud voice screeched, "Hurry up!"
  • "Yes, they’re here," said Hermione, and to Harry and Ron’s utter astonishment, she pulled out a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, some maroon socks, and finally the silvery Invisibility Cloak.
  • "The — the what?" asked the wandmaker, looking utterly bewildered.
  • "Oh, Harry," she said wearily, "it’s a pile of utter rubbish."
  • Hermione looked utterly bewildered, but to Harry’s enormous relief she accepted the bizarre turn of events without comment.
  • But to be sure, to be utterly sure, he must return to each of his hiding places, he must redouble protection around each of his Horcruxes…
  • Harry left her floating there, looking utterly bewildered.
  • Malfoy fell backward on top of the Death Eater, his mouth bleeding, utterly bemused.

  • Show more again
  • Snape looked utterly perplexed.
  • Happiness seemed to radiate from Dumbledore like light; like fire: Harry had never seen the man so utterly, so palpably content.
  • She sat up a little straighter "Potter, it was madness, utter madness, for you to enter this castle-"
  • Hermione’s screams echoed off the walls upstairs, Ron was half sobbing as he pounded the walls with his fists, and Harry in utter desperation seized Hagrid’s pouch from around his neck and groped inside it: He pulled out Dumbledore’s Snitch and shook it, hoping for he did not know what — nothing happened — he waved the broken halves of the phoenix wand, but they were lifeless — the mirror fragment fell sparkling to the floor, and he saw a gleam of brightest blue — Dumbledore’s eye was…

  • There are no more uses of "utter" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
  • The company is in danger of utter collapse.

  • Go to more samples

as in: utter a complaint Define
say something aloud
  • Harry saw his lips moving soundlessly, undoubtedly framing the insults he was now forbidden to utter.

  • There are no more uses of "utter" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • I was too shocked to utter a complaint.
  • The decision was made before I could utter an opinion.

  • Go to more samples

as in: utter a sound Define
make a sound with the voice
  • Kreacher was gulping for air: His hollow chest was rising and falling rapidly, then his eyes flew open and he uttered a bloodcurdling scream.
  • They heard uproar from the distant boundary of the school as what sounded like hundreds of people came swarming over the out-of-sight walls and pelted toward the castle, uttering loud war cries.

  • There are no more uses of "utter" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • She wanted to warn him, but fear kept her from uttering a sound.
  • She wanted to complain, but she was so shocked she could not utter even a single sound.

  • Go to more samples

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings (More common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading