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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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David Copperfield
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  • It was a crazy old house with a wharf of its own, abutting on the water when the tide was in, and on the mud when the tide was out, and literally overrun with rats.
  • ’Just so,’ said Mrs. Micawber, ’my dear Mr. Traddles, I wish to be as prosaic and literal as possible on a subject of so much importance.’
  • Perhaps you know, Miss Trotwood, that there is never a candle lighted in this house, until one’s eyes are literally falling out of one’s head with being stretched to read the paper.

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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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