literally

All Adverb
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  • This often gets her into trouble, as she takes the philosophy too literally.
  • Literally, it means object to which the action of the sea is directed.
  • This every-seven-years business was taken too literally by too many people who don't stop and understand.
  • Execution literally means the carrying into effect of a prior policy or decision.
  • These islands were formed literally one rock at a time.
  • Double features were now literally history -- almost impossible to find except at revival houses.
  • Indeed, he described the piano as literally taking him to his grave.
  • Much of their meaning does get through if they are taken (or translated) literally.
  • Nevertheless, throughout history there have been many groups who read the discourse literally.
  • But the studio literally took the movie away from us.
  • It literally means to become more divine, more like God, or take upon a divine nature.
  • There appear to be very few who would see the dragon as a literally real creature.
  • Planning literally just means the creation of a plan; it can be as simple as making a list.
  • This was the first of literally hundreds of such published studies.
  • The name literally means up land, a name which is commonly encountered in especially older English literature.
  • A is a Japanese term which literally means "place of the way".
  • Hence the name of the province literally means "city of water".
  • Hence the name of the province literally means City of Gold.
  • They literally are not speaking the same language, which leaves many decisions for the individual reader.
  • This is because the sun was literally on the other side of the earth when the subject was born, hidden from view.
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Meaning of literally

  • adverb In a literal sense
    literally translated, he said so literally
  • adverb (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration
    our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War