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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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The Great Gatsby
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  • I went up to New York with Tom on the train one afternoon, and when we stopped by the ashheaps he jumped to his feet and, taking hold of my elbow, literally forced me from the car.
  • He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room.

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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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