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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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Jane Eyre
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  • Literally, he lived only to aspire — after what was good and great, certainly; but still he would never rest, nor approve of others resting round him.
  • St. John’s eyes, though clear enough in a literal sense, in a figurative one were difficult to fathom.
  • Literally, I was (what he often called me) the apple of his eye.
  • I beg your pardon, it is the literal truth: he asked me more than once, and was as stiff about urging his point as ever you could be.

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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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