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01. He was an [utter] failure as a used car salesman because he was not aggressive enough.
02. If you ask me, it's [utterly] ridiculous to pay £20 for a T-shirt.
03. Looking down at the speeding ticket in his hand, he [uttered] a few quiet curses as the cop walked away from his car.
04. A team of researchers studied millions of [utterances] by native speakers of English to determine the frequency of use of each item of vocabulary.
05. Your [utter] disregard for the safety of others put your entire group in danger.
06. This government has shown itself to be [utterly] incompetent in handling the financial affairs of this country.
07. The winner quickly [uttered] a few words of thanks, and then left the stage.
08. I am [utterly] amazed at how fast your children are growing.
09. It is [utter] nonsense to suggest that man and dinosaurs lived at the same time.
10. Gandhi once stated that a "No" [uttered] from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely [uttered] to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
11. Kate Millett once suggested that because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures, and their life experiences are [utterly] different.
12. A Saudi Arabian proverb notes that the tongue of experience [utters] the most truth.
13. Eugene Kennedy once said, "The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are [utterly] simple?"
14. André Kostelanetz once said, "One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound - is [utter], complete silence."
15. When he first came to this country, he could only make a few basic [utterances] in the language, but now he is completely fluent.
16. It is said that Isaac Newton's only recorded [utterance] while he was a member of Parliament in Britain was a request to open the window.
17. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that a man cannot [utter] 2 or 3 sentences without disclosing to intelligent ears precisely where he stands in life and thought.
18. Herman Melville once suggested that an [utterly] fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.
19. Children typically begin to produce two-word and three-word [utterances] around the age of eighteen months.
20. A human baby generally [utters] its first word by the age of 18 months.
21. It is said that as the Buddha laying dying under a tree, the birds did not [utter] a sound, the winds ceased to move, and the trees shed flowers, which came down like tears.
22. A Greek proverb states that truth is not [uttered] from behind masks.

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  • Utter — Ut ter, a. [OE. utter, originally the same word as outer. See {Out}, and cf. {Outer}, {Utmost}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Outer. Thine utter eyen. Chaucer. [Obs.] By him a shirt and utter mantle laid. Chapman. [1913 Webster] As doth an hidden moth The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Utter — Ut ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Uttered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Uttering}.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out, AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]198. See {Out}, and cf. {Utter}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To put forth or out; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Utter — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: George H. Utter (1854–1912), US amerikanischer Politiker Tobias Utter (* 1962), hessischer Landtagsabgeordneter (CDU) Werner Utter (1921–2006), Chefpilot und Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Lufthansa AG,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • utter — Ⅰ. utter [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ complete; absolute. DERIVATIVES utterly adverb. ORIGIN Old English, «outer». Ⅱ. utter [2] ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

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  • utter — vb 1 *say, tell, state Analogous words: enunciate, *articulate, pronounce: *speak, talk 2 *express, vent, voice, broach, air, ventilate Analogous words: enunciate, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • utter — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, remote, from Old English ūtera outer, comparative adjective from ūt out, adverb more at out Date: 15th century carried to the utmost point or highest degree ; absolute, total < utter darkness > < utter… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • utter */ — I UK [ˈʌtə(r)] / US [ˈʌtər] verb [transitive] Word forms utter : present tense I/you/we/they utter he/she/it utters present participle uttering past tense uttered past participle uttered literary 1) to say something As soon as he d uttered the… …   English dictionary

  • utter — utter1 utterable, adj. utterer, n. utterless, adj. /ut euhr/, v.t. 1. to give audible expression to; speak or pronounce: unable to utter her feelings; Words were uttered in my hearing. 2. to give forth (cries, notes, etc.) with the voice: to… …   Universalium