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used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

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1  —19 uses as in:
utter stupidity
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • But now the gods willed it otherwise, in evil purpose, who have made him pass utterly out of sight as no man ever before.
    Book 1 (55% in)
  • Truly I would defend me if but strength were mine; for deeds past sufferance have now been wrought, and now my house is wasted utterly beyond pretence of right.
    Book 2 (15% in)
  • So thou, my friend, wander not long far away from home, leaving thy substance behind thee and men in thy house so wanton, lest they divide and utterly devour all thy wealth, and thou shalt have gone on a vain journey.
    Book 3 (63% in)
  • But when they had poured forth and had drunken to their heart's content, Athene and godlike Telemachus were both set on returning to the hollow ship; but Nestor would have stayed them, and accosted them, saying: 'Zeus forfend it, and all the other deathless gods, that ye should depart from my house to the swift ship, as from the dwelling of one that is utterly without raiment or a needy man, who hath not rugs or blankets many in his house whereon to sleep softly, he or his guests.
    Book 3 (70% in)
  • And heap not troubles on an old man's trouble; for the seed of the son of Arceisius, is not, methinks, utterly hated by the blessed gods, but someone will haply yet remain to possess these lofty halls, and the fat fields far away.'
    Book 4 (90% in)
  • But as for me, suffer me to sup, afflicted as I am; for nought is there more shameless than a ravening belly, which biddeth a man perforce be mindful of him, though one be worn and sorrowful in spirit, even as I have sorrow of heart; yet evermore he biddeth me eat and drink and maketh me utterly to forget all my sufferings, and commandeth me to take my fill.
    Book 7 (64% in)
  • But he heeded not the sacrifice, but was devising how my decked ships and my dear company might perish utterly.
    Book 9 (98% in)
  • So she led them in and set them upon chairs and high seats, and made them a mess of cheese and barley-meal and yellow honey with Pramnian wine, and mixed harmful drugs with the food to make them utterly forget their own country.
    Book 10 (43% in)
  • Lo, now I said that after much affliction Odysseus should come home, for I had no mind to rob him utterly of his return, when once thou hadst promised it and given assent; but behold, in his sleep they have borne him in a swift ship over the sea, and set him down in Ithaca, and given him gifts out of measure, bronze and gold in plenty and woven raiment, much store, such as never would Odysseus have won for himself out of Troy; yea, though he had returned unhurt with the share of the...
    Book 13 (30% in)
  • But he hath perished, as I would that all the stock of Helen had perished utterly, forasmuch as she hath caused the loosening of many a man's knees.
    Book 14 (13% in)
  • Then the steadfast goodly Odysseus spake to him again: 'My friend, forasmuch as thou gainsayest utterly, and sayest that henceforth he will not come again, and thine heart is ever slow to believe, therefore will I tell thee not lightly but with an oath, that Odysseus shall return.
    Book 14 (29% in)
  • Well I know of mine own self, as touching my lord's return, that he was utterly hated by all the gods, in that they smote him not among the Trojans nor in the arms of his friends, when he had wound up the clew of war.
    Book 14 (68% in)
  • And grey-eyed Athene stood nigh him and spake to him, saying: 'Telemachus, it is no longer meet that thou shouldest wander far from thy home, leaving thy substance behind thee, and men in thy house so wanton, lest they divide and utterly devour all thy wealth, and thou shalt have gone on a vain journey.
    Book 15 (3% in)
  • Now set me on board ship, since I supplicate thee in my flight, lest they slay me utterly; for methinks they follow hard after me.'
    Book 15 (51% in)
  • Surely thou art set on perishing utterly there, if thou wouldest indeed go into the throng of the wooers, whose outrage and violence reacheth even to the iron heaven!
    Book 15 (60% in)
  • So they wished to destroy thy father and wrest from him his dear life, and utterly to devour all his great and abundant livelihood; but Odysseus stayed and withheld them, for all their desire.
    Book 16 (89% in)
  • But he, as one utterly wretched and ill-fated, refused to lie on a couch and under blankets, but on an undressed hide and on the fleeces of sheep he slept in the vestibule, and we cast a mantle over him.'
    Book 20 (36% in)
  • But when the flame of Hephaestus had utterly abolished thee, lo, in the morning we gathered together thy white bones, Achilles, and bestowed them in unmixed wine and in unguents.
    Book 24 (13% in)
  • Some with his ships he led away, many men, and noble, and his hollow ships hath he lost, and utterly lost of his company, and others again, and those far the best of the Cephallenians he hath slain on his coming home.
    Book 24 (76% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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  • The arms flew from their hands in their terror and fell all upon the ground, as the goddess uttered her voice.
    Book 24 (96% in)
  • Odysseus is comforted by a vision of Athene, and DAY 41 (Books xx, xxi, xxii, xxiii). by the ominous prayer uttered by a weary woman grinding at the mill.
    Introduction (86% in)
  • Thinking thereupon, as he sat among wooers, he saw Athene—and he went straight to the outer porch, for he thought it blame in his heart that a stranger should stand long at the gates: and halting nigh her he clasped her right hand and took from her the spear of bronze, and uttered his voice and spake unto her winged words: 'Hail, stranger, with us thou shalt be kindly entreated, and thereafter, when thou hast tasted meat, thou shalt tell us that whereof thou hast need.'
    Book 1 (28% in)
  • But now of a truth will I utter my word of prophecy, as the Immortals bring it into my heart and as I deem it will be accomplished, though no soothsayer am I, nor skilled in the signs of birds.
    Book 1 (46% in)
  • Now the wooers clamoured throughout the shadowy halls, and each one uttered a prayer to be her bedfellow.
    Book 1 (82% in)
  • Yea and the old man, the lord Halitherses son of Mastor spake among them, for he excelled his peers in knowledge of birds, and in uttering words of fate.
    Book 2 (38% in)
  • And as he spake Menelaus of the fair hair was ware of him, and uttering his voice spake to them winged words: 'Children dear, of a truth no one of mortal men may contend with Zeus, for his mansions and his treasures are everlasting: but of men there may be who will vie with me in treasure, or there may be none.
    Book 4 (9% in)
  • So she stood by, and spake and uttered her voice saying:{* The only name for the Nile in Homer.
    Book 4 (44% in)
  • 'So he spake, and my heart and lordly soul again were comforted for all my sorrow, and I uttered my voice and I spake to him winged words: ' "Their fate I now know; but tell me of the third; who is it that is yet living and holden on the wide deep, or perchance is dead? and fain would I hear despite my sorrow."
    Book 4 (66% in)
  • So spake he, and Calypso, that fair goddess, shuddered and uttered her voice, and spake unto him winged words: 'Hard are ye gods and jealous exceeding, who ever grudge goddesses openly to mate with men, if any make a mortal her dear bed-fellow.
    Book 5 (24% in)
  • So she spake, and the steadfast goodly Odysseus shuddered, and uttering his voice spake to her winged words: 'Herein, goddess, thou hast plainly some other thought, and in no wise my furtherance, for that thou biddest me to cross in a raft the great gulf of the sea so dread and difficult, which not even the swift gallant ships pass over rejoicing in the breeze of Zeus.
    Book 5 (35% in)
  • In such wise doth Zeus crown the wide heaven with clouds, and hath troubled the deep, and the blasts rush on of all the winds; yea, now is utter doom assured me.
    Book 5 (62% in)
  • So she uttered her voice and spake to him winged words: 'Sir, I am bold to ask thee first of this.
    Book 7 (68% in)
  • So spake he, and the steadfast goodly Odysseus rejoiced; and then he uttered a word in prayer, and called aloud to Zeus: 'Father Zeus, oh that Alcinous may fulfil all that he hath said, so may his fame never be quenched upon the earth, the grain-giver, and I should come to mine own land!'
    Book 7 (95% in)
  • Now when they were gathered and come together, Alcinous made harangue and spake among them: 'Harken, ye captains and counsellors of the Phaeacians, and I will say that which my spirit within me bids me utter.
    Book 8 (5% in)
  • Howbeit, Poseidon laughed not, but was instant with Hephaestus, the renowned artificer, to loose the bonds of Ares: and he uttered his voice, and spake to him winged words: 'Loose him, I pray thee, and I promise even as thou biddest me, that he shall himself pay all fair forfeit in the presence of the deathless gods.'
    Book 8 (59% in)
  • Therewith he puts into his hands the hanger dight with silver, and uttering his voice spake to him winged words: 'Hail, stranger and father; and if aught grievous hath been spoken, may the storm-winds soon snatch and bear it away.
    Book 8 (69% in)
  • And with her own hands she placed therein a robe and goodly doublet, and uttering her voice spake to him winged words: 'Do thou now look to the lid, and quickly tie the knot, lest any man spoil thy goods by the way, when presently thou fallest on sweet sleep travelling in thy black ship.'
    Book 8 (75% in)
  • And Nausicaa, dowered with beauty by the gods, stood by the pillar of the well-builded roof, and marvelled at Odysseus, beholding him before her eyes, and she uttered her voice and spake to him winged words: 'Farewell, stranger, and even in thine own country bethink thee of me upon a time, for that to me first thou owest the ransom of life.'
    Book 8 (78% in)
  • These have neither gatherings for council nor oracles of law, but they dwell in hollow caves on the crests of the high hills, and each one utters the law to his children and his wives, and they reck not one of another.
    Book 9 (20% in)
  • But I with these my men escaped from utter doom.
    Book 9 (50% in)
  • But my second thought withheld me, for so should we too have perished even there with utter doom.
    Book 9 (53% in)
  • If he had heard any of us utter sound or speech he would have crushed our heads and our ship timbers with a cast of a rugged stone, so mightily he hurls.
    Book 9 (87% in)
  • Not a word could he utter, for all his desire, so deeply smitten was he to the heart with grief, and his eyes were filled with tears and his soul was fain of lamentation.
    Book 10 (45% in)
  • 'So spake I, and at once they hearkened to my words, but Eurylochus alone would have holden all my companions, and uttering his voice he spake to them winged words: ' "Wretched men that we are! whither are we going?
    Book 10 (76% in)
  • 'But when I had gone up into the fair bed of Circe, I besought her by her knees, and the goddess heard my speech, and uttering my voice I spake to her winged words: "Circe, fulfil for me the promise which thou madest me to send me on my homeward way.
    Book 10 (85% in)
  • At the sight of him I wept and had compassion on him, and uttering my voice spake to him winged words: "Elpenor, how hast thou come beneath the darkness and the shadow?
    Book 11 (9% in)
  • And uttering my voice I spake to her winged words: ' "Mother mine, wherefore dost thou not abide me who am eager to clasp thee, that even in Hades we twain may cast our arms each about the other, and have our fill of chill lament?
    Book 11 (32% in)
  • 'At the sight of him I wept and was moved with compassion, and uttering my voice, spake to him winged words: "Most renowned son of Atreus, Agamemnon, king of men, say what doom overcame thee of death that lays men at their length?
    Book 11 (61% in)
  • 'So spake they uttering a sweet voice, and my heart was fain to listen, and I bade my company unbind me, nodding at them with a frown, but they bent to their oars and rowed on.
    Book 12 (43% in)
  • How could a man escape from utter doom, if there chanced to come a sudden blast of the South Wind, or of the boisterous West, which mainly wreck ships, beyond the will of the gods, the lords of all?
    Book 12 (63% in)
  • Then at the last I knew that some god was indeed imagining evil, and I uttered my voice and spake unto him winged words: ' "Eurylochus, verily ye put force upon me, being but one among you all.
    Book 12 (65% in)
  • But the father of gods and of men suffered me no more to behold Scylla, else I should never have escaped from utter doom.
    Book 12 (98% in)
  • Then goodly Odysseus uprose, and placed in Arete's hand the two-handled cup, and uttering his voice spake to her winged words: 'Fare thee well, O queen, all the days of thy life, till old age come and death, that visit all mankind.
    Book 13 (14% in)
  • And Odysseus rejoiced as he saw her, and came over against her, and uttering his voice spake to her winged words: 'Friend, since thou art the first that I have chanced on in this land, hail to thee, and with no ill-will mayest thou meet me!
    Book 13 (52% in)
  • And he uttered his voice and spake unto her winged words; yet he did not speak the truth, but took back the word that was on his lips, for quick and crafty was his wit within his breast: 'Of Ithaca have I heard tell, even in broad Crete, far over the seas; and now have I come hither myself with these my goods.
    Book 13 (58% in)
  • And uttering her voice she spake unto him winged words: 'Crafty must he be, and knavish, who would outdo thee in all manner of guile, even if it were a god encountered thee.
    Book 13 (66% in)
  • Now when he had well eaten and comforted his heart with food, then the herdsman filled him the bowl out of which he was wont himself to drink, and he gave it him brimming with wine, and he took it and was glad at heart, and uttering his voice spake to him winged words: 'My friend, who was it then that bought thee with his wealth, a man so exceedingly rich and mighty as thou declarest?
    Book 14 (22% in)
  • Then Odysseus spake among them that he might make trial of the swineherd, and see whether he would take off his own mantle and give it to him or bid one of his company strip, since he cared for him so greatly: 'Listen now, Eumaeus, and all of you his companions, with a prayer will I utter my word; so bids me witless wine, which drives even the wisest to sing and to laugh softly, and rouses him to dance, yea and makes him to speak out a word which were better unspoken.
    Book 14 (87% in)
  • Then didst thou make answer, O swineherd Eumaeus: 'Old man, the tale that thou hast told in his praise is very good, and so far thou hast not misspoken aught, nor uttered a word unprofitably.
    Book 14 (95% in)
  • And he found him pouring a drink-offering and praying by the swift black ship, and uttering his voice he spake to him winged words: 'Friend, since I find thee making burnt-offering in this place, I pray thee, by thine offerings and by the god, and thereafter by thine own head, and in the name of the men of thy company answer my question truly and hide it not.
    Book 15 (47% in)
  • Now she, when she had so wrought, withdrew again, but Odysseus went into the hut, and his dear son marvelled at him and looked away for very fear lest it should be a god, and he uttered his voice and spake to him winged words: 'Even now, stranger, thou art other in my sight than that thou wert a moment since, and other garments thou hast, and the colour of thy skin is no longer the same.
    Book 16 (38% in)
  • And wise Telemachus answered her, saying: 'Mother mine, wake not wailing in my soul, nor stir the heart within the breast of me, that have but now fled from utter death.
    Book 17 (8% in)
  • Yea, and it is far meeter for thyself, O queen, to utter thy word to the stranger alone, and to listen to his speech.'
    Book 17 (96% in)
  • Then Odysseus seized him by the foot, and dragged him forth through the doorway, till he came to the courtyard and the gates of the gallery, and he set him down and rested him against the courtyard wall, and put his staff in his hands, and uttering his voice spake to him winged words: 'Sit thou there now, and scare off swine and dogs, and let not such an one as thou be lord over strangers and beggars, pitiful as thou art, lest haply some worse thing befal thee.'
    Book 18 (25% in)
  • And straightway the knees of the wooers were loosened, and their hearts were enchanted with love, and each one uttered a prayer that he might be her bed-fellow.
    Book 18 (50% in)
  • Then wise Penelope answered him: 'Dear stranger, for never yet has there come to my house, of strangers from afar, a dearer man or so discreet as thou, uttering so heedfully the words of wisdom.
    Book 19 (59% in)
  • Moreover a woman, a grinder at the mill, uttered a voice of omen from within the house hard by, where stood the mills of the shepherd of the people.
    Book 20 (27% in)
  • So he spake, and came close to him offering his right hand in welcome, and uttering his voice spake to him winged words: 'Father and stranger, hail! may happiness be thine in the time to come; but as now, thou art fast holden in many sorrows!
    Book 20 (50% in)
  • But when they were now gotten without the gates and the courtyard, he uttered his voice and spake to them in gentle words: 'Neatherd and thou swineherd, shall I say somewhat or keep it to myself?
    Book 21 (45% in)
  • Never again shalt thou enter other lists, now is utter doom assured thee.
    Book 22 (6% in)
  • Even so he spake, and pale fear gat hold on the limbs of all, and each man looked about, where he might shun utter doom.
    Book 22 (9% in)
  • But there be some, methinks, that shall not escape from utter doom.'
    Book 22 (14% in)
  • But Odysseus checked and held her in her eagerness, and uttering his voice spake to her winged words: 'Within thine own heart rejoice, old nurse, and be still, and cry not aloud; for it is an unholy thing to boast over slain men.
    Book 22 (82% in)
  • Thus she spake, and then was Penelope glad, and leaping from her bed she fell on the old woman's neck, and let fall the tears from her eyelids, and uttering her voice spake to her winged words: 'Come, dear nurse, I pray thee, tell me all truly—if indeed he hath come home as thou sayest—how he hath laid his hands on the shameless wooers, he being but one man, while they abode ever in their companies within the house.'
    Book 23 (10% in)
  • And uttering his voice he spake to him winged words: 'Father, surely one of the gods that are from everlasting hath made thee goodlier and greater to behold.'
    Book 24 (66% in)
  • So he spake, and Dolius ran straight toward him stretching forth both his hands, and he grasped the hand of Odysseus and kissed it on the wrist, and uttering his voice spake to him winged words: 'Beloved, forasmuch as thou hast come back to us who sore desired thee, and no longer thought to see thee, and the gods have led thee home again;—hail to thee and welcome manifold, and may the gods give thee all good fortune!
    Book 24 (71% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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