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utter
used in Running in the Family

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utter stupidity
Definition
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
  • Humorous and gentle when sober, he changed utterly and would do anything to get alcohol.
    p. 58.4
  • By the time she was twenty she was living in Colombo and tentatively engaged to Shelton de Saram—a very good looking and utterly selfish man.
    p. 113.9
  • His diplomat's face is utterly shocked.
    p. 156.9
  • Almost utterly humble.
    p. 168.1
  • To us he was an utterly charming man, always gracious.
    p. 175.2

There are no more uses of "utter" flagged with this meaning in Running in the Family.

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  • I want to sit down with someone and talk with utter directness, want to talk to all the lost history like that deserving lover.
    p. 54.9
  • On one of the last occasions that my mother left my father, after the tirade that was brief, loud, alcoholically one-sided, she told him she was leaving him at moo P.M. She bundled us all up and, after my father grabbed the car key and threw it into the darkness of a hundred tea bushes, she got four servants and with each of us on a pair of shoulders, marched off through tea estate and dense jungle in utter darkness to a neighbouring home five miles away.
    p. 170.6

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