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utter
used in Main Street

7 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • She was indignant that Carol should not be utterly fulfilled in having borne Kennicott's child.
    Chapter 21 (45% in)
  • How utterly absurd!
    Chapter 14 (9% in)
  • From the front, Howland & Gould's grocery was smug enough, but attached to the rear was a lean-to of storm streaked pine lumber with a sanded tar roof—a staggering doubtful shed behind which was a heap of ashes, splintered packing-boxes, shreds of excelsior, crumpled straw-board, broken olive-bottles, rotten fruit, and utterly disintegrated vegetables: orange carrots turning black, and potatoes with ulcers.
    Chapter 29 (70% in)
  • Now she lay across the bed, in crumpled lavender cotton and shabby pumps, very feminine, utterly cowed.
    Chapter 32 (47% in)
  • Though she should return, she said, she would not be utterly defeated.
    Chapter 38 (91% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in Main Street.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • With unusual solicitude he uttered his stock phrase, "Well, what seems to be the matter, Maud?"
    Chapter 25 (21% in)
  • She did not utter them so compactly that they can be given in her words; they were roughened with "Well, you see" and "if you get what I mean" and "I don't know that I'm making myself clear."
    Chapter 22 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" in Main Street.

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