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literally
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
literally--not figuratively
Definition
actually true using the basic meaning of the words (not an exaggeration, metaphor, or other type of figurative speech)
  • I went up to New York with Tom on the train one afternoon, and when we stopped by the ashheaps he jumped to his feet and, taking hold of my elbow, literally forced me from the car.
    p. 24.6
literally = actually (not an exaggeration)
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2  —1 use as in:
literally at death's door
Definition
an intensifier (to intensify what is said — especially a metaphor)
  • He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room.
    p. 89.4
literally = an intensifier (to intensify what is said)
There are no more uses of "literally" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

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