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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • As I entered Nimes, I literally waded in blood; at every step you encountered dead bodies and bands of murderers, who killed, plundered, and burned.
  • Three or four Palikares fell with their bodies literally ploughed with wounds.
  • * Literally, "the basket," because wedding gifts were originally brought in such a receptacle.
  • "In reality," observed Albert, "he seemed to me somewhat eccentric; were he at Paris, and a frequenter of the theatres, I should say he was a poor devil literally mad.

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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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