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English adverb: literally

1. literally in a literal sense


SamplesLiterally translated.
He said so literally.


Antonymsfiguratively

2. literally (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration


SamplesOur eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War.


Domain usageintensifier, intensive









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