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utter
used in The Adventures of Augie March

9 uses
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utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • Then Mama slumped down and gave in utterly.
    Chapter 4 (92% in)
  • And although not convinced by her, I wasn't utterly horrified for the unborn either.
    Chapter 12 (40% in)
  • Utterly fascinated I was, and forgot how I sat on my bones, getting up lamed, dazed by all that boldness of assumption and reckoning.
    Chapter 16 (76% in)
  • This was a strange thing, first to be overwhelmed with talk and then to be utterly isolated.
    Chapter 25 (72% in)
  • Or he'd have murdered and eaten me, still calm and utterly reasonable, and gone on steering to his goal.
    Chapter 25 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Augie March.

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  • I uttered a kind of sob and shook my head.
    Chapter 19 (62% in)
  • He was lenient about my greenness, and I had some support from him and Jimmy when I took sick with love, with classic symptoms of choked appetite and utter absorption, hankering, great refinements of respect in looks, incompetent, and full of movie-born ideas and phrases of popular songs.
    Chapter 4 (25% in)
  • ...pier in the pillow striping of his suit with large belly, large old man's sex, and yellow, bald knees; his white back-hair spread on the water, yellowish, like polar bear's pelt, his vigorous foreskull, tanned and red, turned up; while his big lips uttered and his nose drove out smoke, clever and pleasurable in the warm, heavy blue of Michigan; while wood-bracketed trawlers, tarred on the sides, chuffed and vapored outside the water reserved for the bawling, splashing, many-actioned,...
    Chapter 5 (7% in)
  • You have dinner, and it's soft nerveless green night with quiet gas mantles in the street going on incandescent and making a long throbbing scratch in the utter night.
    Chapter 26 (24% in)

There are no more uses of "utter" in The Adventures of Augie March.

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