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utter
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • 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.
    p. 68.0
utterly = completely
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The idea is if we don't look out the white race will be — will be utterly submerged.
    p. 13.0
  • utterly = completely
  • 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.
    p. 15.9
  • utterly = completely
  • 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.
    p. 17.0
utterly = completely
There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

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2  —2 uses as in:
utter a complaint
Definition
say with the voice
  • I became aware now of a hollow, wailing sound which issued incessantly from the garage, a sound which as we got out of the coupe and walked toward the door resolved itself into the words "Oh, my God!" uttered over and over in a gasping moan.
    p. 138.2
uttered = said with the voice
  • 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.
    p. 10.5
uttered = said aloud
There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

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