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Ut"ter*ance (?), n.

1.

The act of uttering.

Specifically: --

(a)

Sale by offering to the public.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

(b)

Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false coin, or of forged notes.

(c)

Vocal expression; articulation; speech.

At length gave utterance to these words. Milton.

2.

Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.

They . . . began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts ii. 4.

O, how unlike To that large utterance of the early gods! Keats.

 

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Ut"ter*ance, n. [F. outrance. See Outrance.]

The last extremity; the end; death; outrance.

[Obs.]

Annibal forced those captives whom he had taken of our men to skirmish one against another to the utterance. Holland.

 

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