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utter
used in Misery

10 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • That she would do that to him , that she could, when he had spent most of his adult life thinking the word writer was the most important definition of himself , made her seem utterly monstrous, something he must escape.
    Part 1 — Annie (28% in)
  • He slept the whole night through for the first time since coming out of the gray cloud, and his sleep was for the first time utterly without dreams.
    Part 2 — Misery (18% in)
  • It was not repeated, but it was utterly distinctive.
    Part 2 — Misery (51% in)
  • He was suddenly, utterly sure that she meant to pull the knife from the wall and castrate him with it.
    Part 2 — Misery (95% in)
  • If so, then he was faced with an idiocy that was utterly colossal: he owed his survival to the fact that he wanted to finish the piece of shit Annie had coerced him into writing.
    Part 3 — Paul (9% in)
  • Could you let me in on , Then it came, it came at once, the way all the really ideas came, rounded and smooth and utterly persuasive in its baleful perfection.
    Part 3 — Paul (60% in)

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

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • This new expression was one of utter horror mingled with an almost demented hope.
    Part 2 — Misery (31% in)
  • Every now and then she would utter 'Goodness!' to the empty rooms.
    Part 1 — Annie (57% in)
  • 'It looks good,' he said, uttering the biggest lie of his life with perfect ease, and then asked the question to which he already knew the answer.
    Part 1 — Annie (62% in)
  • He had once asked for them in a timid and tentative voice, and she had given him a look of such utter darkness that he had told her at once to forget it.
    Part 2 — Misery (46% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" in Misery.

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