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as in: utter stupidity Define
complete or total (used as an intensifier--typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
  • The company is in danger of utter collapse.

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  • She is utterly insane!
  • Which best describes her attitude toward him:
    1. affection but not genuine love
    2. respect but not utter deference
  • I am utterly astonished!
  • He kept vigils, likewise, night after night, sometimes in utter darkness, sometimes with a glimmering lamp, and sometimes, viewing his own face in a looking-glass, by the most powerful light which he could throw upon it.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He had the feeling of sitting in utter loneliness.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I was sure the request would be something utterly fantastic, and for a moment I was sorry I’d ever set foot upon his overpopulated lawn.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He looked over his shoulder as Jack had done at the close ways behind him and glanced swiftly round to confirm that he was utterly alone.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies

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  • We are all utterly at a loss.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ’It’s utterly impossible,’ said Veruca Salt.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • What utter rubbish! How dare you tell such lies!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • But to Harry’s and Ron’s utter amazement, stage one of the operation went just as smoothly as Hermione had said.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • It’s utter nonsense, if Dumbledore needed work doing, he had the whole Order at his command!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I have often been utterly astonished, since I came to the north, to find persons who could speak of the singing, among slaves, as evidence of their contentment and happiness.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • That is the only word to describe it; it was so cruel, and so utterly not to be foreseen.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Cinna was right about the minimal makeup, we both look more attractive but utterly recognizable.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Have no fear now—we shall find him out if he has come among us, and I mean to crush him utterly if he has shown his face!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Still there were no words, and when Liesel found the courage to face her, the woman wore an expression not of reproach, but utter distance.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • (With utter gentleness—) Now—whose little old angry man are you?
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • I know Haymitch would have come to my defense if he hadn’t been utterly unprepared.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • An absolute and utter hopelessness overwhelmed him.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • All he knew was that he was safe from his enemy, the sea, and that utter weariness was on him.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • But laced through it all was the dark feeling of utter hopelessness, like the world had ended for him, had been wiped from his memory and replaced with something awful.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • With that threat, he spins me around to face him and he shakes my shoulders, glaring at me with utter disappointment.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • So deep a stain, indeed, that his dry old bones, in the Charter-street burial-ground, must still retain it, if they have not crumbled utterly to dust!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Yet, although unhappy, he is not so utterly occupied by his own misery but that he interests himself deeply in the projects of others.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Beside us lies a fair-headed recruit in utter terror.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • "I personally would be utterly bamboozled by all those buttons and knobs," said Dedalus.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • 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!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • When he was set upon, he was slapped and clawed and obliterated by a girl who was utterly consumed with rage.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Only one person could have designed the outfit, at first glance utterly utilitarian, at second a work of art.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I was utterly astonished at her goodness.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • And his woman say—(In utter anguish as he brings his fists down on his thighs)—Your eggs is getting cold!
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • He might dissect, anatomize, and give names; but, not to speak of a final cause, causes in their secondary and tertiary grades were utterly unknown to him.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • A tear seemed to dim her eye when she saw us, but she quickly recovered herself, and a look of sorrowful affection seemed to attest her utter guiltlessness.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling, and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Not that the Surveyor brought the lesson home to himself, or admitted that he could be so utterly undone, either by continuance in office or ejectment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Every minute," continued M. Krempe with warmth, "every instant that you have wasted on those books is utterly and entirely lost."
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • "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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I couldn’t guess what Daisy and Tom were thinking, but I doubt if even Miss Baker, who seemed to have mastered a certain hardy scepticism, was able utterly to put this fifth guest’s shrill metallic urgency out of mind.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • I remembered also the nervous fever with which I had been seized just at the time that I dated my creation, and which would give an air of delirium to a tale otherwise so utterly improbable.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • For the whole of the first day they wandered about in the midst of deafening confusion, utterly lost; and it was only at night that, cowering in the doorway of a house, they were finally discovered and taken by a policeman to the station.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Is he actually so utterly indifferent for my life?’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Utterly preposterous as his cravat was, and as his collars were, I was conscious of a sort of dignity in the look.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He was utterly miserable, and perhaps (her shining eyes accused him), perhaps it was his own fault.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • So far, things were utterly dull: nobody had thundered, there were no arguments between opposing counsel, there was no drama; a grave disappointment to all present, it seemed.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He is utterly certain of his destiny, and there is an aura of far places about him.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
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as in: utter a complaint Define
say something aloud
  • I was too shocked to utter a complaint.
  • The decision was made before I could utter an opinion.

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  • When they found voice to speak, it was at first only to utter remarks and inquiries such as any two acquaintances might have made, about the gloomy sky, the threatening storm, and, next, the health of each.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Only old Benjamin refused to grow enthusiastic about the windmill, though, as usual, he would utter nothing beyond the cryptic remark that donkeys live a long time.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Harry saw his lips moving soundlessly, undoubtedly framing the insults he was now forbidden to utter.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • But even as I utter the words, I feel my insides contracting with anxiety and guilt at the sight of her...
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • She did not have time, for Viktor Chemmel was on top of Rudy before she could utter a word.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I utter my first words since my sister’s death.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Sometimes, seized with sudden agony, he could not continue his tale; at others, his voice broken, yet piercing, uttered with difficulty the words so replete with anguish.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • It was apparent that she was uttering a prayer.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • ’Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge,’ Sir Philip Sidney said.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • At this point Miss Baker said: "Absolutely!" with such suddenness that I started — it was the first word she uttered since I came into the room.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • ...and a clear voice utters words that bring me peace,
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • An apparently disembodied voice spoke to us all by name, uttering certain precise accusations against us.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • ...he died as he lived, uttering, with his dying groans, bitter curses and horrid oaths.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • She was pleading with him, in broken phrases, painfully uttered: "Have faith in me!"
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • We spend the rest of the night taking turns expressing how we feel without uttering a single word.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • The side of his mouth I can see opens as if to utter an exclamation.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She uttered a quick exclamation of pleasure.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He passed through and immediately uttered an exclamation of satisfaction.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • It was merely a few words of encouragement, the sort of words that are uttered in the din of battle, not distinguishable individually but restoring confidence by the fact of being spoken.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • From time to time Winston caught some such remark as ’I think you’re so right, I do so agree with you’, uttered in a youthful and rather silly feminine voice.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • She uttered a cry of joy: "True!"
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • There did not seem to be any further question that he wanted to ask: still less did he feel any impulse to utter high-sounding generalities.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Before anyone has time to register what lies beneath the words I have just uttered.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She uttered some words in a loud voice, and the youth joined her, who also expressed surprise.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • But suddenly she uttered a cry.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • A number of The Times which might, because of changes in political alignment, or mistaken prophecies uttered by Big Brother, have been rewritten a dozen times still stood on the files bearing its original date, and no other copy existed to contradict it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Before eyebrows are raised, objections are uttered, two and two are put together, and the solution is that I should be kept as far away from the Capitol as possible.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But they were uttered only within his imagination.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His notes are never true, and his fiddle buzzes on the low ones and squeaks and scratches on the high; but these things they heed no more than they heed the dirt and noise and squalor about them—it is out of this material that they have to build their lives, with it that they have to utter their souls.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • There can be, if I forbode aright, no power, short of the Divine mercy, to disclose, whether by uttered words, or by type or emblem, the secrets that may be buried in the human heart.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The unfortunate physician, while uttering these words, lifted his hands with a look of horror, as if he had beheld some frightful shape, which he could not recognise, usurping the place of his own image in a glass.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Their pronunciation was quick, and the words they uttered, not having any apparent connection with visible objects, I was unable to discover any clue by which I could unravel the mystery of their reference.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The very decided manner with which he spoke, and strove to impress his wife with the evil consequences of giving me instruction, served to convince me that he was deeply sensible of the truths he was uttering.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I have been frequently asked, when a slave, if I had a kind master, and do not remember ever to have given a negative answer; nor did I, in pursuing this course, consider myself as uttering what was absolutely false; for I always measured the kindness of my master by the standard of kindness set up among slaveholders around us.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • He sank his voice, like someone who is obliged for medical reasons to utter an obscenity.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The reading of these documents enabled me to utter my thoughts, and to meet the arguments brought forward to sustain slavery; but while they relieved me of one difficulty, they brought on another even more painful than the one of which I was relieved.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • He had got to ask it, and yet it was as though his tongue would not utter it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • And by the time the sheep had quieted down, the chance to utter any protest had passed, for the pigs had marched back into the farmhouse.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • And then, quite suddenly, the idea came to me-started by a chance remark uttered during casual conversation.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Her friend uttered a cry.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • Yet, uttering his long-restrained emotions so vehemently as he did, his words here offered her the very point of circumstances in which to interpose what she came to say.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I uttered an exclamation, leant over the cliff, told him to look, wasn’t that the mouth of a cave?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • When he heard the sound of my approach, he ceased to utter exclamations of grief and horror and sprung towards the window.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The monster continued to utter wild and incoherent self-reproaches.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • It was of course possible to utter heresies of a very crude kind, a species of blasphemy.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He became simply a mouth that uttered, a hand that signed, whatever was demanded of him.
    George Orwell  --  1984
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as in: utter a sound Define
make a sound with the voice
  • 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.

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  • So soon as he had finished, the youth began, not to play, but to utter sounds that were monotonous, and neither resembling the harmony of the old man’s instrument nor the songs of the birds; I since found that he read aloud, but at that time I knew nothing of the science of words or letters.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As soon as I see the stars above my head, there isn’t even enough time to count one of them before my eyes roll back in my head and I’m holding back sounds that I’m too embarrassed to utter.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Again, at the first instant of perceiving that thin visage, and the slight deformity of the figure, she pressed her infant to her bosom with so convulsive a force that the poor babe uttered another cry of pain.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Julia uttered a tiny sound, a sort of squeak of surprise.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Four young porkers in the front row uttered shrill squeals of disapproval, and all four of them sprang to their feet and began speaking at once.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The savage stopped fifteen yards away and uttered his cry.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Kreacher was gulping for air: His hollow chest was rising and falling rapidly, then his eyes flew open and he uttered a bloodcurdling scream.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Mary utters something unintelligible, staring at Abigail, who keeps watching the "bird" above.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible

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  • The stuff that was coming out of him consisted of words, but it was not speech in the true sense: it was a noise uttered in unconsciousness, like the quacking of a duck.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I gnashed my teeth and ground them together, uttering a groan that came from my inmost soul.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I found that the sparrow uttered none but harsh notes, whilst those of the blackbird and thrush were sweet and enticing.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Uttering a few sounds with an air of melancholy, he took the pail from her head and bore it to the cottage himself.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • With the deep, unconscious sigh which not even the nearness of the telescreen could prevent him from uttering when his day’s work started, Winston pulled the speakwrite towards him, blew the dust from its mouthpiece, and put on his spectacles.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Napoleon stood sternly surveying his audience; then he uttered a high-pitched whimper.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • But just at this moment Napoleon stood up and, casting a peculiar sidelong look at Snowball, uttered a high-pitched whimper of a kind no one had ever heard him utter before.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • But just at this moment Napoleon stood up and, casting a peculiar sidelong look at Snowball, uttered a high-pitched whimper of a kind no one had ever heard him utter before.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • This reading had puzzled me extremely at first, but by degrees I discovered that he uttered many of the same sounds when he read as when he talked.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He fidgeted to and fro, swishing his long black tail against his sides and occasionally uttering a little whinny of surprise.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • With his books held open by a stone, and with a piece of chalk gripped between the knuckles of his trotter, he would move rapidly to and fro, drawing in line after line and uttering little whimpers of excitement.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • I soon perceived that although the stranger uttered articulate sounds and appeared to have a language of her own, she was neither understood by nor herself understood the cottagers.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As soon as he beheld my form, he placed his hands before his eyes and uttered a shrill scream; I drew his hand forcibly from his face and said, ’Child, what is the meaning of this?’
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Any savage balked in the forest would utter the double shout and hold up the line till he was free again.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Mary utters again unintelligibly.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • A pigeon, alone on a low branch, allowed Pearl to come beneath, and uttered a sound as much of greeting as alarm.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • 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.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I strained my sight to discover what it could be and uttered a wild cry of ecstasy when I distinguished a sledge and the distorted proportions of a well-known form within.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • When they were all gathered together, Napoleon emerged from the farmhouse, wearing both his medals (for he had recently awarded himself ’Animal Hero, First Class,’ and ’Animal Hero, Second Class’), with his nine huge dogs frisking round him and uttering growls that sent shivers down all the animals’ spines.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
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  • Mr. Pumblechook and Mrs. Joe stared at one another again, in utter amazement.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He formed this speech with his lips many times before he could utter it.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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  • Come, go we to the king: This must be known; which, being kept close, might move More grief to hide than hate to utter love.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Yet, that the world may witness that my end Was wrought by nature, not by vile offence, I’ll utter what my sorrow gives me leave.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • These very words I’ve heard him utter to his son-in-law, Lord Abergavenny; to whom by oath he menac’d Revenge upon the Cardinal.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • Say one more such word, and save me from utter ruin.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • "Is there hope?" she meant to say, but her lips quivered, and she could not utter the question.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • No man who had ever seen bird, rabbit, or squirrel in his childhood, could possibly have thrown with such utter imbecility as was shown here.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • He was trying to utter the name of his murderer.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Fernand opened his mouth to reply, but his voice died on his lips, and he could not utter a word.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • It was undeniably exciting to meet a lady who found the van der Luydens’ Duke dull, and dared to utter the opinion.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Gossamers glimmered like threads of silver among the trees and the fir boughs and tassels seemed to utter friendly speech.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • It was some utter nonsense; some adventure out there in the water, and they both tried to relate it at once.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Yossarian decided not to utter another word.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But the dream had never come true: behind that rectangle of darkness lay utter mystery.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Many terrors I endured, many spells did I utter, to find it, when I was still young.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Fache was in utter incomprehension of this woman’s gall.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He sat a moment in utter bewilderment.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • 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.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The letters are Elvish, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia exchanged looks of utter horror.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • An expression of utter astonishment appeared on MacQueen’s face.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • To my utter astonishment, he replied, "I don’t believe it; but if she did acknowledge it, you tortured her into exposing me."
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Do you believe that two people, two strangers who have never seen one another before can speak with utter frankness and sincerity?
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • And, to the utter amazement of the assembled family, Beth walked deliberately down the garden, through the hedge, and in at the Laurences’ door.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I couldn’t see any town, or even distant lights; we were surrounded by utter darkness.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • And on the murderer this curse I lay (On him and all the partners in his guilt):— Wretch, may he pine in utter wretchedness!
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • It is not meet that one of my degree should utter the thing.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Her extraordinary fixity, her conspicuous loneliness, her heedlessness of night, betokened among other things an utter absence of fear.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • But in this instant, swiftly, and with utter clearness, it was the suit which fascinated Will.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Because clearly, the mold itself must be utter perfection—and in a sense, more beautiful—in comparison with these crude copies.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • This revery sometimes caused him to utter odd sayings.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Late that evening, to my utter surprise, I found him earnestly studying a Russian grammar.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Every now and then she would utter ’Goodness!’ to the empty rooms.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Chapter 1 ================================== The week a magazine likeCelebrity went to bed was utter chaos.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Utter silence for a long and stricken moment.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • For the Voit people, makers of swim equipment, an ad that showed a man who was the utter antithesis of the Miami beachboy.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Tess’s eyes were too full and her voice too choked to utter the sentiments that were in her.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • A moment of utter silence on the other side, in respect to the beginning future maybe, all the rest of his life.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • She seemed fairly to square herself, plant herself more firmly to utter the wonder of it.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Although he fought the Southern white man in the Civil War, I never heard him utter a bitter word against him afterward.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • There was no suggestion of form in the utter blackness; only could be seen a pair of eyes gleaming like live coals.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • A tune of utter monotony filled the room with agonizing, unforgettable banality.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Embargo, utter and absolute.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Now, if you wish to employ the power, you must utter the word or phrase of the ancient language that describes your intent.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The dwarves were already up, busy muffling their weapons so they could creep through Tarnag with utter secrecy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • That was the longest statement any of us had ever heard him utter.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • This is the most absurd thing I’ve ever heard anyone without scales for flesh utter!
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Ted Williams could hit a baseball as well as anyone in history, and he could explain with utter confidence how to do it.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • " the natural state of things, which is, in fact, utter imperfection," he finished as we jerked into the driveway, spraying gravel.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
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