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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • After much debate, they concluded unanimously, that I was only relplum scalcath, which is interpreted literally lusus naturae; a determination exactly agreeable to the modern philosophy of Europe, whose professors, disdaining the old evasion of occult causes, whereby the followers of Aristotle endeavoured in vain to disguise their ignorance, have invented this wonderful solution of all difficulties, to the unspeakable advancement of human knowledge.

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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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