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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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Middlemarch
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  • To get all the advantage of being with men of this sort, you must know how to draw your inferences, and not be a spoon who takes things literally.

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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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