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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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  • The clerk in Terry Kelly’s said A crown! but the consignor held out for six shillings; and in the end the six shillings was allowed him literally.
  • THE DEAD LILY, the caretaker’s daughter, was literally run off her feet.

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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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