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 for Uttering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Utter \Ut"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uttered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Uttering.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out,
     AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]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.            --Spenser.
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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.  --Shak.
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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.                                 --Swift.
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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.                                --Shak.
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              And the last words he uttered called me cruel.
                                                    --Addison.
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     Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge;
          pronounce. See Deliver.
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