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utter
used in The Remains of the Day

21 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • A great deal of nonsense has been spoken and written in recent years concerning his lordship and the prominent role he came to play in great affairs, and some utterly ignorant reports have had it that he was motivated by egotism, or else arrogance.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (22% in)
  • And the allegation that his lordship never allowed Jewish people to enter the house or any Jewish staff to be employed is utterly unfounded - except, perhaps, in respect to one very minor episode in the thirties which has been blown up out of all proportion.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (69% in)
  • A butler of any quality must be seen to /inhabit /his role, utterly and fully; he cannot be seen casting it aside one moment simply to don it again the next as though it were nothing more than a pantomime costume.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (43% in)
  • As I say, she remained utterly professional throughout it all, but then again, it was my duty to think about the welfare of the house in the long term, and if indeed these signs tended to support Mr Graham's notion that Miss Kenton was contemplating departing for romantic purposes, I clearly had a responsibility to probe the matter further.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (48% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in The Remains of the Day.

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?  —17 uses
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  • I believe I uttered some words, perhaps in a rather half-hearted way, to the effect that I could not inconvenience them to such an extent.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (33% in)
  • One need hardly dwell on the catastrophic possibility of uttering a bantering remark only to discover it wholly inappropriate.
    Prologue (78% in)
  • And most frustrating of all would be having to witness at the conclusion of each such anecdote otherwise decent employees shaking their heads in wonder and uttering phrases like: "That Mr Neighbours, he really is the best."
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (33% in)
  • Then, not more than a week later, I was coming down the back corridor from the kitchen when Miss Kenton came out of her parlour and uttered a statement she had clearly been rehearsing; this was something to the effect that although she felt most uncomfortable drawing my attention to errors made by my staff, she and I had to work as a team, and she hoped I would not feel inhibited to do similarly should I notice errors made by female staff.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (15% in)
  • Whatever may be said about his lordship these days - and the great majority of it is, as I say, utter nonsense - I can declare that he was a truly good man at heart, a gentleman through and through, and one I am today proud to have given my best years of service to.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (23% in)
  • He paused, and there was now utter stillness in the room.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (83% in)
  • He paused again and once more there was utter stillness.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (86% in)
  • I don't have anything to say to the nonsense our French friend has been uttering.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (87% in)
  • But it is out of respect for your views, Mr Lewis, that I feel one should not simply cast them to one side as though they were uttered by some soap-box eccentric.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (89% in)
  • The great majority of what one hears said about his lordship today is, in any case, utter nonsense, based on an almost complete ignorance of the facts.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (95% in)
  • But this small episode is as good an illustration as any of the hazards of uttering witticisms.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (21% in)
  • By the very nature of a witticism, one is given very little time to assess its various possible repercussions before one is called to give voice to it, and one gravely risks uttering all manner of unsuitable things if one has not first acquired the necessary skill and experience.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (22% in)
  • It had occurred at breakfast one morning, and for his part, Mr Farraday - either through kindness, or because being an American he failed to recognize the extent of the shortcoming did not utter one word of complaint to me throughout the whole episode.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (88% in)
  • Mr Stevens, I am outraged that you can sit there and utter what you have just done as though you were discussing orders for the larder.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (6% in)
  • Now I am not at all sure what made me utter my next statement; all I can say is that it seemed somehow called for in the circumstances in which I found myself.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (75% in)
  • "Am I to take it," she said, "that after the many years of service I have given in this house, you have no more words to greet the news of my possible departure than those you have just uttered?"
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (61% in)
  • Indeed, the distinguished gentlemen continued to smoke their cigars, solemn expressions on their faces, not uttering a word, while his lordship instructed me to bring up a certain exceptionally fine bottle of port from the cellar.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (89% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" in The Remains of the Day.

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