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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Utterance  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Utterance  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  utterance 
  n  :  sounds  uttered  for  auditory  communication 




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