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utter
used in Interview with the Vampire

39 uses
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utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • All my conceptions, even my guilt and wish to die, seemed utterly unimportant.
    Part 1 (7% in)
  • The vampire was utterly white and smooth, as if he were sculpted from bleached bone, and his face was as seemingly inanimate as a statue, except for two brilliant green eyes that looked down at the boy intently like flames in a skull.
    Part 1 (1% in)
  • I lay face-down on him, utterly confused by my absence of dread and filled with a distaste for being so close to him, handsome and intriguing though he was.
    Part 1 (14% in)
  • Lestat, had he any native intelligence, might have explained things to me patiently and gently-that I had no need to fear the swamps, that;o snakes and insects I was utterly invulnerable, and that I must concentrate on my new ability to see in total darkness.
    Part 1 (16% in)
  • It was as if we were black insects utterly camouflaged in the night, watching the slaves move, oblivious to us, discover the wounded man, drag him back, fan out in the foliage searching for the attacker.
    Part 1 (17% in)
  • As boring as a mortal, as trivial and unhappy as a mortal, he chattered over the game, belittling my experience, utterly locked against the possibility of any experience of his own.
    Part 1 (18% in)
  • I saw him as he lay there, his eyes closed, his lips utterly still as if he were just sleeping.
    Part 1 (27% in)
  • An artist, stealing paints from a store, for example, imagines himself to have made an inevitable but immoral decision, and then he sees ' self as fallen from grace; what follows is despair and petty irresponsibility, as if morality were a great glass world which can be utterly shattered by one act.
    Part 1 (45% in)
  • She was weary and aching and utterly alone.
    Part 1 (45% in)
  • I was utterly out of my mind.
    Part 1 (47% in)
  • Lestat was masterfully clever and utterly vicious, but I didn't know how clever he was until he sank his teeth into her now, his thumb pressing down on her throat, his other arm locking her, tight, so that he drank his fill without the other woman even knowing.
    Part 1 (48% in)
  • I saw her lying utterly still.
    Part 1 (54% in)
  • The street was utterly quiet.
    Part 1 (55% in)
  • It reminded me of the way humans tam when they feel my breath against them and know suddenly that where they thought themselves to be utterly alone .... that moment of awful suspicion before they see my face and gasp.
    Part 1 (76% in)
  • I pleaded with her but could see her utterly unmoved, like a child staring in fascination through the window of a toy shop.
    Part 1 (78% in)
  • Two small boys lay there, nestled among the soft velvet pillows, totally abandoned to sleep as children can be, their pink mouths open, their small round faces utterly smooth.
    Part 1 (84% in)
  • I had now lived in two centuries, seen the illusions of one utterly shattered by the other, been eternally young and eternally ancient, . possessing no illusions, living moment to moment in a way that made me picture a silver clock ticking in a void: the, painted face, the delicately carved hands looked upon by no one, looking out at no one, illuminated by a light which was not a light, like the light by which God made the world before He had made light.
    Part 1 (89% in)
  • The frustration and care were utterly erased from his stark features; his great dark eyes peered at me from the white flesh.
    Part 1 (98% in)
  • To hide from her and the feelings that welled up in me, and the great consuming fear that I was utterly inadequate to make her happy, or to make myself happy by pleasing her.
    Part 3 (6% in)
  • For a moment, the entire crowd was utterly still.
    Part 3 (19% in)
  • I cannot say how long we stood there, the three of us in those shadows, and how utterly still they seemed to me, only the shimmering flames seeming to have life behind them.
    Part 3 (24% in)
  • She was seated calmly at that lavish table where Claudia attended to her hair; and so still she sat, so utterly without fear, her green taffeta sleeves reflected in the tilted mirrors, her skirts reflected, that she was not one still woman but a gathering of women.
    Part 3 (48% in)
  • And utterly baffled and almost incapable of speech, I turned to see Claudia far off on the immense bed, her small face rigidly calm, though she clung to the silk curtain with a tight fist.
    Part 3 (48% in)
  • (r)h, I remember perfectly what mortal vision was, the dimness of it, and how the vampire's beauty burned through that veil, so powerfully alluring, so utterly deceiving!
    Part 3 (49% in)
  • For all these years I had depended utterly upon her cruelty, her absolute lack of pain!
    Part 3 (53% in)
  • To destroy me utterly she need only show me that pain.
    Part 3 (54% in)
  • I felt weak now, and utterly alone.
    Part 3 (54% in)
  • For all these years I had depended utterly upon her cruelty, her absolute lack of pain!
    Part 3 (57% in)
  • To destroy me utterly she need only show me that pain.
    Part 3 (57% in)
  • I felt weak now, and utterly alone.
    Part 3 (57% in)
  • Ids face was as always utterly calm.
    Part 3 (76% in)
  • What mattered was that I was more utterly alone in the world than I had ever been in all my life.
    Part 3 (96% in)
  • I had gone to the Louvre that night to lay down my soul, to find some transcendent pleasure that would obliterate pain and make me utterly forget ever! myself.
    Part 3 (**% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in Interview with the Vampire.

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  • The vampire, who continued to look at the sky, uttered a short, dry laugh.
    Part 4 (83% in)
  • To glut himself upon the life of an entire family was to me Lestat's supreme act of utter contempt and disregard for all he should have seen with a vampire's depth.
    Part 1 (27% in)
  • They will attack you as if you were human' "Celeste shuddered, uttering something in contempt, an aristocrat speaking of vulgar cousins who bear the same name.
    Part 3 (36% in)
  • He seemed remote from the others now, though he nodded often enough and uttered a few words here and there so that he seemed a part of them, his hand only occasionally rising from the lion's paw of his chair.
    Part 3 (37% in)
  • I emerged slowly under the faint moon, savoring the coldness, the utter smoothness of the marble slab I shifted to escape.
    Part 3 (92% in)
  • "God," the vampire uttered and, turning away from him, almost pushed the boy off-balance against the wall.
    Part 4 (89% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" in Interview with the Vampire.

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