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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "That’s never Gable Oak’s grandson over at Norcombe—never!" he said, as a formula expressive of surprise, which nobody was supposed for a moment to take literally.
  • She was now literally trembling and panting at this her temerity in such an errant undertaking; her breath came and went quickly, and her eyes shone with an infrequent light.
  • The first person he met was poor Liddy, who seemed literally to have dwindled smaller in these few latter hours.

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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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