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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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The Fountainhead
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  • She adored Austen Heller; he was, she stated, an oracle to all those pretending just the tiniest bit to the title of progressive intellectual, she thought—"don’t you?"—and she followed Heller like a zealot, "yes, literally, like a zealot."
  • I mean this literally—and I’m not forgetting the years I’ve spent in real estate, the things I’ve built and the imbeciles who built them for me.
  • If you are one of those literal-minded people, with a dry soul and a limited imagination, it is not for you.
  • Don’t take me literally, Peter.
  • "We can’t be too literal when we deal in abstractions.

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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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