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Utterance, 1) emission, a sending forth (of sound): “these cannot I command to any u. of harmony,” Hml. III, 2, 378.
2) the act of speaking or expressing: “I speak . . . as mine honesty puts it to u.” Wint. I, 1, 22. “the u. of a brace of tongues must needs want pleading for a pair of eyes,” John IV, 1, 98. “he has a merit to choke it in the u.” Cor. IV, 7, 49. “floods of tears will . . . break my very u.” Tit. V, 3, 91. “the voice and u. of my tongue,” Caes. III, 1, 261. In Rom. II, 2, 59 the spurious Q1 and most M. Edd. u., the authentic O. Edd. uttering.
3) elocution: “with all the gracious u. thou hast,” R2 III, 3, 125. “I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, action, nor u.” Caes. III, 2, 226.
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