in a literal sense
"literally translated"; "he said so literally"
(intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration
"our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"
word for word; not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor
When I saw on the news that there would be no school tomorrow because of the snowstorm, I literally jumped for joy, and hit my head on the ceiling fan.
used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes)
Used as a generic downtoner: just, merely.
You literally put it in the microwave for five minutes and it's done.
according to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh
with close adherence to words; word by word
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Rank popularity for the word 'literally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2440
Rank popularity for the word 'literally' in Adverbs Frequency: #291
The numerical value of literally in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of literally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
He was literally gunned down in what appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing, i have been in law enforcement for 45 years, I have never seen anything this cold-blooded.
The GCSB have raised concerns, that is in the public domain, they have gone back to Spark with those concerns, now the ball is in Spark's court, that is literally where the process sits.
The Biden campaign is literally like a phantom campaign, i'm not saying that to say that Joe Biden's not going to be able to pull together a coalition, but I do think Joe Biden's operating on goodwill.
I've never seen this volume of phishing, i am literally seeing phishing messages in every language known to man.
This is literally the worst-case scenario.
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Translations for literally
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- literalmentCatalan, Valencian
- buchstäblich, wörtlichGerman
- kirjaimellisesti, sananmukaisestiFinnish
- littéralement, mot à mot, textoFrench
- בצורה מילולית, באופן מילוליHebrew
- bokstavelegNorwegian Nynorsk
- дословно, буквальноRussian
- bukvalno, doslovno, tacno takoSerbo-Croatian
- harfiyen, asıl itibariyle, harfi harfineTurkish
- لفظی معنیUrdu
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