View synonyms for uttering


[ uht-er-ing ]


, Law.
  1. the crime of knowingly tendering or showing a forged instrument or counterfeit coin to another with intent to defraud.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of uttering1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; utter 1, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Why is it that we have had so much trouble uttering one simple word: “anti-Semitism”?

Dench trembles whilst uttering the words, “out damned spots!”

I do remember uttering Whoa, channeling my inner Keanu Reeves.

Merely uttering the word is enough to draw a primary challenge.

Leto even knows he killed the performance, cooly uttering, “There you go...” at the end.

They were the very words that she desired to hear from him; yet his manner of uttering them gave her little reassurance.

Tom sat down as he said this, and, uttering a sort of groan, leaned his back against a tree.

A noted miser boasted that he had lost five shillings without uttering a single complaint.

White with passion, Gray was on the point of uttering other angry and provocative words when Seton took his arm in a firm grip.

Whilst so engaged, the general threw up his hands and fell without uttering a word.





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