utterance


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Utterance \Ut"ter*ance\, n. [F. outrance. See Outrance.]
   The last extremity; the end; death; outrance. [Obs.]
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         Annibal forced those captives whom he had taken of our
         men to skirmish one against another to the utterance.
                                                  --Holland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Utterance \Ut"ter*ance\, n.
   1. The act of uttering. Specifically: 
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      (a) Sale by offering to the public. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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      (b) Putting in circulation; as, the utterance of false
          coin, or of forged notes.
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      (c) Vocal expression; articulation; speech.
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                At length gave utterance to these words.
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. Power or style of speaking; as, a good utterance.
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            They . . . began to speak with other tongues, as the
            Spirit gave them utterance.           --Acts ii. 4.
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            O, how unlike
            To that large utterance of the early gods! --Keats.
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