, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uttered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Uttering.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out, AS. tian to put out, eject, fr. t out. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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And the last words he uttered called me cruel.
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Syn. -- To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge; pronounce. See Deliver.
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