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literally

informal Figuratively. (Opposite to the actual meaning of "literally," it is used to add hyperbolic emphasis to some statement.) I'm so hungry, I could literally eat a horse right now. We have literally been waiting an eternity for you to get here. What took you so long?

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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One viewer tweeted: "Literally hoping Anton doesn't mean literally."
Moreover, we can also ask whether the indwelling of the Spirit literally capacitated them to speak in various languages previously unfamiliar to them.
These days, literally is often used as a crutch word, and arrived on the scene as such around the time young people started saying 'like' unecessarily.
But if you take the bad tempered Old Testament law book literally, kids would also be executed for swearing at parents and we'd face damnation for eating prawn sandwiches.
Bridgestone UK managing director Robin Shaw explained the move: "There are literally millions of tyres on our roads which are illegal and pose a danger to other motorists' lives.
22 April 2016 - US-based ad tech and digital content company Literally Media has acquired Israeli humour brand Cheezburger, the company said.
I think it made them arrogant, they were literally unassailable, they could literally do what they wished and they literally did."
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Scott Walker to stop playing one of their songs, saying on Twitter that ''We literally hate you.''
Redfoo has caused massive outrage when he released his song "Literally I Can't" earlier this month.
Synopsis: Three in four Americans consider the Bible to be God's word, with 28% saying it should be taken literally and 47% saying it is open to interpretation.
The MP told the House of Commons: "When the new homes bonus policy came in, Gateshead literally did not know what to do with its new homes bonus.
LAUGHING could have you in stitches - literally - according to new research from Birmingham academics.
Summary: It was a gift from the heavens, literally. Nokia Middle East launched its anticipated smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020, with a sensational marketing gimmick on Tuesday that saw its vice-president Tom Farrell skydive down at The Palm Jumeirah with the sleek model attached to his helmet.
Not long ago we mocked Nick Clegg for describing voters who "literally live in another galaxy".