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Middle English from Old French outrance from outrer to go beyond limits from Vulgar Latin ultrāre from Latin ultrā beyond al-1 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From utter +"Ž -ance
From Old French oultrance.
His utterance was interrupted by frequent coughing; every sentence came out with a struggle.
Each generation hands it on beautified to the next; each has done something to give utterance to the universal thought.
His utterance was Delphic, inspirational.
That he never, as Carlyle complains, gave utterance to one great thought is strictly true.
Considered as a " prose epic," or a vivid utterance of the thought of the period, it has a permanent and unique value.
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