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literally

mod. figuratively; absolutely. (Literally is frequently used colloquially for emphasis and not with its literal meaning.) When I saw him I literally died! There were literally thousands at our house for the Super Bowl. The flu was so bad that I literally coughed my head off.
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Olympiakos winger Jaouad Zairi has warned Bordeaux before tonight's game: "Our supporters are fanatics and are literally our 12th player.
SPESENRITTER - German: a person who shows off by paying the bill on the firm's money, literally "an expense knight".
I can remember the day she was told, she was literally caught off-guard.
ROOM was conceived in order to offer both audience and performer(s) a way to literally take up space, to potentially occupy real physical coordinates in a more conscious and symbolic way.
Do you think that I am starting a rant that the word literally must be used in the strict or literal sense only, or I will mock the usage?
Throughout the heart of Western Europe, there are literally dozens of companies operating the more traditional fiver cruises, on ships that carry from 80 to 180 passengers.
Such a buyer would have a vision and the desire to live at the heart of a culturally rich neighborhood and have unprecedented amenities literally at their feet.
With no fund-raising experience, he starting making phone calls and literally knocking on doors.
It featured a model of Pope John Paul the Great being hit by a falling meteorite, a video made at a Nazi death camp and, quite literally, a pile of garbage.
The reason for my newfound comfort is that I no longer read the prophecies of Isaiah as literally as I used to.
Literally, as I was speaking to the Cleveland group, a host of Religious Right luminaries met behind closed doors in Washington, D.
In any case, the joke does amuse, for the guileless slave believes - literally - that heaven has a top and a bottom.
A renewed sense of commitment by both management and workers has literally transformed the Domtar White River sawmill since its four-month strike in 1990.
Integrated task management along with existing Near-Time features give departmental workgroups and teams spanning geographies and organizations ways to literally get on the same page with tasks, schedules and content, leading to improved productivity, information sharing and organization.
Now, my regular reader (Good morning, sir) will know that I have a penchant for "quite literally", ever since spotting a sports report in which a goalkeeper was said to have been "quite literally swimming through a sea of red shirts".