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utter
used in Brave New World

3 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • He was utterly miserable, and perhaps (her shining eyes accused him), perhaps it was his own fault.
    p. 86.8
utterly = completely
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The students nodded, emphatically agreeing with a statement which upwards of sixty-two thousand repetitions in the dark had made them accept, not merely as true, but as axiomatic, self-evident, utterly indisputable.
    p. 40.6
  • utterly = completely
  • Men who never had to shout at an Epsilon to get an order obeyed; men who took their position for granted; men who moved through the caste system as a fish through water–so utterly at home as to be unaware either of themselves or of the beneficent and comfortable element in which they had their being.
    p. 65.6
  • utterly = completely
  • His face was pale, his expression utterly dejected.
    p. 103.9
  • utterly = completely
  • Punctured, utterly deflated, he dropped into a chair and, covering his face with his hands, began to weep.
    p. 176.7
  • utterly = completely
  • It might give them the most disastrous ideas about the subject, might upset them into reacting in the entirely wrong, the utterly anti-social way.
    p. 206.9
utterly = completely
There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in Brave New World.

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2  —1 use as in:
utter a complaint
Definition
say with the voice
  • Five words he uttered and no more-five words, the same as those he had said to Bernard about the Arch-Community-Songster of Canterbury.
    p. 250.3
uttered = said aloud

(editor's note:  This was followed by five words in Zuni which Huxley didn't intend for the reader to understand. This editor was unable to find a reliable translation by looking on the Internet, but the words are clearly intended to be insulting.)
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3  —2 uses as in:
utter a sound
Definition
make a sound with the voice
  • With a faint hum and rattle the moving racks crawled imperceptibly through the weeks and the recapitulated aeons to where, in the Decanting Room, the newly-unbottled babes uttered their first yell of horror and amazement.
    p. 147.0
uttered = made a sound with the voice
  • After a few seconds Lenina's eyes flinched away; she uttered a nervous little laugh, tried to think of something to say and couldn't.
    p. 92.4
uttered = made a sound with the voice
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