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utter
used in Not Without My Daughter

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utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • "I really love you for bringing her home," I said to Moody, feeling utterly ridiculous, even as I spoke the words.

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  • It felt good to utter a scornful laugh at one of Moody's relatives, and I did so now.
  • Mahtob was as irritable and miserable as I. Before we left, we uttered our bathroom prayer once more: "Dear God, please find us a safe way to go home together."
  • Mahtob recoiled in fright and uttered a sharp shriek.
  • Nastaran uttered a terrible spine-chilling shriek of agony, rightly guessing the hideous message.
  • Reza then uttered a remarkable statement one that I could not come close to understanding until years later, when I became all too familiar with the Iranian male ego, particularlY as it was manifest in Moody's family.
  • The obstetrical team uttered cries of delight at the awesome, recurrent miracle.
  • The last word, "him," Moody, was uttered with a trace of viciousness.
  • He told me the story with passionate anger, uttering the remarkable epithet: "The only thing that could ever straighten out this screwed-up country is an atomic bomb!
  • I did not want to loiter in the bus station for three hours, and, allowing myself to relax a bit as we drew closer to freedom, I uttered the one word that I knew was also foremost on Mahtob's mind.

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