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.