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uttering

[uht-er-ing] /ˈʌt ər ɪŋ/
noun, Law.
1.
the crime of knowingly tendering or showing a forged instrument or counterfeit coin to another with intent to defraud.
Origin of uttering
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at utter1, -ing1
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  • Listen to what I have to say—harken to the utterings of my voice!

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
  • I know not what I said, but I felt that in the tones of my voice they were the utterings of my heart that fell from my lips.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • Moreover, the minister was convinced that the utterings were prompted by other will than hers.

  • The conviction was forced upon them by their pastor; his utterings were destructive of hope.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • But, occasionally, others say a word or two, which utterings are regarded by the two members as unwarrantable interruptions.

    Grif B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • Charity is a short lyrical effusion, not so much a finished poem as the utterings of a tender heart.

  • In spite of this anti-climax, Ardan's companions could hardly consider his utterings either as ridiculous or over enthusiastic.

    All Around the Moon Jules Verne
  • It is the language of philosophy, the utterings of experience, the voice of reason.

  • His mutton-chop whiskers came just so far, and the h's dropped in and out of his utterings in a perfectly natural way.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb

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