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literal -- as in: in the most literal sense
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • He literally shook with laughter.
  • In general he seemed scarcely to know the value of money, not, of course, in a literal sense.
  • And "Would you believe it?" exclaimed Madame Hohlakov enthusiastically, "the prophecy has been fulfilled literally indeed, and more than that."
  • In the town I was in, there were no such back-alleys in the literal sense, but morally there were.
  • I know for a fact there are people who at every blow are worked up to sensuality, to literal sensuality, which increases progressively at every blow they inflict.
  • He fell at my feet and blubbered; he has kissed these very boots, literally, beseeching me ’not to frighten him.’
  • My best feelings, gratitude, for instance, are literally denied me simply from my social position.
  • He had spent those two days literally rushing in all directions, "struggling with his destiny and trying to save himself," as he expressed it himself afterwards, and for some hours he even made a dash out of the town on urgent business, terrible as it was to him to lose sight of Grushenka for a moment.
  • But I see I can’t go on like this, partly because some things I did not hear, others I did not notice, and others I have forgotten, but most of all because, as I have said before, I have literally no time or space to mention everything that was said and done.
  • Yes, it’s the literal truth."
  • Questioning him more in detail, Grushenka learned from him that he had literally nowhere to go, and that "Mr.

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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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