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Definition of "utterly" []

  • Completely; absolutely; entirely. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "utterly" in a sentence
  • "Instead of being hurt, denying, defending himself, begging forgiveness, instead of remaining indifferent even—anything would have been better than what he did do—his face utterly involuntarily (reflex spinal action, reflected Stepan Arkadyevitch, who was fond of physiology) —utterly involuntarily assumed its habitual, good-humoured, and therefore idiotic smile."
  • "Essenes being utterly ignored in the New Testament (a fact so easily explained by _my_ theory, a fact so _utterly_ unaccountable to _his_) he conceived an affection for them."
  • "Then she propped herself up on her elbows, meeting his gaze, her expression utterly inscrutable."