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utter
used in The War of the Worlds

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utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • Near this place they halted for the rest of the afternoon, for the violence of the day had already utterly exhausted all three of them.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (99% in)

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  • As the days wore on, his utter carelessness of any consideration so intensified our distress and danger that I had, much as I loathed doing it, to resort to threats, and at last to blows.
    2.3 — Book 2 Chapter 3 — The Days of Imprisonment (19% in)
  • And before we judge of them too harshly we must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its inferior races.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (35% in)
  • Through the reek I could see the people who had been with me in the river scrambling out of the water through the reeds, like little frogs hurrying through grass from the advance of a man, or running to and fro in utter dismay on the towing path.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (93% in)
  • I had uttered prayers, fetish prayers, had prayed as heathens mutter charms when I was in extremity; but now I prayed indeed, pleading steadfastly and sanely, face to face with the darkness of God.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Man on Putney Hill (10% in)

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