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utter
used in Cujo

21 uses
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utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • They smile into each other's eyes with warmth and love and understanding, two people who are utterly in sync with each other.
  • Looking at her, he saw something utterly foreign to his mother's taciturn nature.
  • Fifteen minutes later he had dozed off, and a dream had come to him, a dream which seemed utterly ordinary but which had a strange, nearly terrifying power.
  • That series of coincidences, utterly random but mimicking a kind of sentient fate, had been what seemed to make the dog so horribly purposeful, so ... so out to get her personally.
  • He seemed ... utterly perfect.
  • Then Roger looked over at him, his face working and utterly naked, as defenseless and as vulnerable as Tad's face when he fell off the swing and scraped his knees or took a tumble on the sidewalk.
  • Vic had been offered a shot ~'to calm your nerves, Mr. Trenton' —and although he felt utterly tranquilized already, he had accepted the shot to be polite.

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

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  • The dog uttered a sound like a screarn and went sprawling in the gravel.
  • He sat down, tilted his head skyward, and uttered a single low howl.
  • For the Voit people, makers of swim equipment, an ad that showed a man who was the utter antithesis of the Miami beachboy.
  • Brett uttered a large and surprised 'Oof P Both women gasped.
  • She hit her crazybone and uttered a thin shriek of pain.
  • She shut the window, then wiped the backs of her hands on her jeans, uttering small cries of revulsion.
  • Tad uttered another scream, his eyes bulging, his small hands digging at his cheeks, leaving angry red welts there. it can't get us!
  • (almost as if I called it) She uttered a shaky, semi-hysterical laugh.
  • Donna uttered a short, cracked-sounding chuckle.
  • Donna had been about fourteen at the time, and she remembered that her mother's utter, hysterical rage had both frighened and sickened her.
  • Looking down at herself during period 2 — algebra — one day when she was a high school freshman and seeing to her utter shame and horror that there were spots of blood on her light blue linen skirt, she had started her period, how was she elver going to get up from her seat when the bell rang without everybody seeing, without everyone knowing that DonnaRose was having her period?
  • He lunged forward, her hands slipped, and suddenly he was biting her, biting her bare stomach just below the white cotton cups of her bra, digging for her entrails Donna uttered a low, feral cry of pain and shoved with both hands as hard as she could.
  • Tad uttered one final tearing gasp, and then his breathing waled into a rapid pant.
  • Then he uttered a deep snarl of rage and leaped at her again ... but as Cujo went rolling in the gravel, the old bat finally split in two.

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

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