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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • All he had to do was to transfer to paper the interminable restless monologue that had been running inside his head, literally for years.
  • Since about that time, war had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war.
  • In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
  • It might very well be that literally every word in the history books, even the things that one accepted without question, was pure fantasy.
  • One literally never saw them except in the guise of prisoners, and even as prisoners one never got more than a momentary glimpse of them.
  • This was an idea that had literally never occurred to him.
  • Already we know almost literally nothing about the Revolution and the years before the Revolution.
  • When once you were in the grip of the Party, what you felt or did not feel, what you did or refrained from doing, made literally no difference.
  • When once they get hold of us there will be nothing, literally nothing, that either of us can do for the other.
  • Now it was all over, and he had literally nothing to do, no Party work of any description, until tomorrow morning.
  • But when war becomes literally continuous, it also ceases to be dangerous.
  • It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.

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  • She thinks the creation story in the Bible is a literal description; while he thinks it is poetic.
  • The computer has no common sense. It will interpret everything you tell it literally.

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