uttering


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Utter \Ut"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uttered; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Uttering.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out,
   AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]198. See
   Out, and cf. Utter, a.]
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   1. To put forth or out; to reach out. [Obs.]
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            How bragly [proudly] it begins to bud,
            And utter his tender head.            --Spenser.
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   2. To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend. [Obs.]
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            Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua's law
            Is death to any he that utters them.  --Shak.
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            They bring it home, and utter it commonly by the
            name of Newfoundland fish.            --Abp. Abbot.
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   3. hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as
      currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used,
      specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins,
      forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter
      coin or bank notes.
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            The whole kingdom should continue in a firm
            resolution never to receive or utter this fatal
            coin.                                 --Swift.
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   4. To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to
      speak; to pronounce. "Sweet as from blest, uttering joy."
      --Milton.
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            The words I utter
            Let none think flattery, for they 'll find 'em
            truth.                                --Shak.
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            And the last words he uttered called me cruel.
                                                  --Addison.
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   Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge;
        pronounce. See Deliver.
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