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Útterly. adv. [from utter.] Fully; completely; perfectly. For the most part, in an ill sense.

God, whose property is to shew his mercies then greatest, when they are nearest to be utterly despaired. Hooker, b. iv.

Arguments taken from the authority of men, may not only so far forth as hath been declared, but further also be of some force in human sciences; which force, be it never so small, doth shew that they are not utterly naught. Hooker, b. ii.

All your int'rest in those territories
Is utterly bereft you; all is lost.
Shakesp. Hen. VI.

He was so utterly tired with an employment so contrary to his humour, that he did not consider the means that would lead him out of it. Clarendon, b. viii.

While in the flesh we cannot be utterly insensible of the afflictions that befal us. Atterbury.

Sources: Atterbury, Francis (75) · Clarendon, Edward (73) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 2 (49) · Hooker, Richard (175)

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