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utterance! — “Come, fate, into the list, And champion me to the,” MACBETH, iii. 1. 71 ; “Which he to seek of me again, perforce, Behoves me keep at utterance,” CYMBELINE, iii. 1. 71. Utterance is from the French,—combattre à outrance meaning “to fight to extremity, till one of the combatants was slain;” but in the second of the above passages, as Steevens observes, keep at utterance is equivalent to “keep at the extremity of defiance.”

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