How To Use Literal In A Sentence

  • He literally danced his music into being, conducting his bass players, drummers and horn section with his hips.
  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone
  • Soldado literally translates as 'soldier'. The Sun
  • Could the hearts of kings and the counsels of cabinets be known with that literal exactness which is so desirable in politics, and yet so unattainable, we should probably find that Prussia's apparent readiness to lead Germany was owing to her determination that German armies should be led nowhere to the assistance of Austria. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861
  • Despite literally minutes browsing statto.com, we can't top that. The Knowledge | Which clubs have refunded fans due to player transfers? | Rob Smyth
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  • She was literally demanding your complete, undivided attention.
  • Excepting his quaint epithets which he affects to render literally from the Greek, a language above all others blest in the happy marriage of sweet words, and which in our language are mere printer's compound epithets -- such as quaffed divine Literary Remains, Volume 1
  • If the Democrats manage to lose the seat in November, they might consider blaming an election system that is quite literally designed to stimy "majority rule" save in races where there are only two candidates. Balkinization
  • The scientific revolution also had its corrosive impact on a literal interpretation of the Bible. Times, Sunday Times
  • Yes, it means a re-think of the way we give, but it promises to truly lift up lives in these hard times and bring us back to the true definition of the word 'philanthropy,' which literally means "the love of humanity. Melanie Lundquist: Time to Change the Way We Give
  • It's safe to say that Burke Lake anglers have caught literally tons of bluegills, crappie, largemouth bass and other stocked gamefish since it opened.
  • Kundalini literally means'coiling,'like a snake.
  • But this exclamation is hyperbole; we are not speaking in literal seriousness.
  • Also well known is hydrophobia, literally ‘fear of water ‘, as a name for rabies, which sometimes appears to cause such a sensation in sufferers because it makes the throat swell and so it becomes difficult for the victim to swallow.’
  • In fact, David Hasselhoff is a man of such magnetic charisma that women literally throw themselves out of high-storey windows to attract his attention.
  • A literal translation is given of the Arabic themes to highlight the partial loss of orientation through discontinuity of theme.
  • It literally unlocks the prejudice of so many people, and emancipates them from the dungeon of partial judgment. WHAT IS SAID, NOT WHO SAYS IT
  • These small, bushy plants literally bloom nonstop with an extraordinary abundance of petite flowers.
  • The interpretation of scripture was polarized between the selective literalism of Calvinism and the more liberal application found within the teachings of Arminius.
  • This is called a volta or literally a "turn" in ideas. BellaOnline - The Voice of Women
  • Now, more than ever before, the study of battles will involve a literal trampling upon dead men's bones.
  • 17 The writ, literally “for replevying a man,” was a means of procuring the release of a prisoner—an earlier equivalent of the writ of habeas corpus. A History of American Law
  • But he is also a devotee of literalist "textualism" in interpreting laws. Here Come The Justices
  • Especially with sulcata , hermann i and horsfieldii - they literally eat themselves into trouble.
  • No quibbling about the derivation of the word rakia, which is literally something beaten out, [122] can affect the explicit description of the Mosaic writer, contained in the words ‘the waters that are above the firmament,’ or avail to show that he was aware that the sky is but transparent space. Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World, Bunsen's Biblical Researches, On the Study of the Evidences of Christianity; Seances Historiques de Gen��ve; On the Mosaic Cosmogony; Tendencies of Religious Thought in England, 1688-1750; On the Interpr
  • I went home so pumped full of steroids that I literally went without sleep for nearly three weeks.
  • During fasting, since the body is not busy with gastric processes and since the body is literally emptier, hollower, I believe the nada practices can be even more effective. Kazim Ali: Practicing Yoga on the Mountain of God
  • When I worked in the ER I had a plastic surgeon beef up my personal ratio count when he refused to come in for a 27 year old female who literally had the right side of her face bitten off from her lip to her orbital canthus by her own pit bull, ONE WEEK BEFORE HER WEDDING. Time and Place
  • What is the literal meaning of this word?
  • CJD results in the brain literally being turned into sponge-like, hole-filled tissue (the reason the disease is also known as spongiform encephalopathy). Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
  • The specter of death lingers over the entire film, both figuratively with Tommy Lee Jones as a corporate "axeman" sent to close down the show after one last performance and literally, in the form of Virginia Madsen's angel in a white trenchcoat, a noirish avatar of death who Altman credits as the "Dangerous Woman" even though she's given an actual name in the film. Archive 2008-11-01
  • Book “on the plan recommended by Mr. Locke,” was published in 1839, which had been already preceded by “a selection from the Metamorphoses of Ovid, adapted to the Hamiltonian system, by a literal and interlineal translation,” published by James Hamilton, the author of the Hamiltonian system. The Metamorphoses of Ovid Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations
  • It doesn't take genius to versify a literal translation. Archive 2009-06-01
  • Perhaps these pragmatic effects do not strictly affect literal sentence meaning, then. The Times Literary Supplement
  • There's the literal, like Chocobos, Moogles and certain summons; and the less so, like a particular visual and musical aesthetic, or themes of war ethics or class struggles. Archive 2008-04-01
  • There is also the highly suggestive definitation of cartomancy - literally from the French carte card + mancie -mancy: fortune-telling by the use of playing cards. Archive 2008-02-01
  • In the duty of accumulation -- and I call it a _duty_, in the most strict and literal signification of that word -- all below a competence is most valuable, and its acquisition most laudable; but all above a fortune is a misfortune. Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers
  • Beyond simply looking fantastic the wildly stylized world of the film is an obvious reminder not to take things too literally.
  • But chocolate is manufactured from the cocoa plant Theobroma cacao, which literally translates as ‘food of the gods’.
  • These Ancients, more ancient than ours but still not literally ancient, saw the world not as a giant clockwork but as an organism.
  • Her presence and nurturance literally restore Okonkwo to life in the wake of Ikemefuna's death and his forced, seven-year exile in Mbanta.
  • This Saturday you can avoid hundreds of unnecessary calories by skipping the pigskin (literally and figuratively) and saying yes to fitness.
  • Morgan argues that forcing organization theory into lexicons, literal language and precise formulations is a retrograde step.
  • It is not surprising that she is, literally, the most prized journalist in America today.
  • The goal of her thoughtful analysis is to reincorporate the father back into the family picture or narrative, a narrative from which he has been excluded both figuratively and literally by the mother.
  • Even when, by the elasticity of the flesh, that cavity closed up some, it closed up on organs that had been gelatinized, literally turned to viscosity. A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set
  • In some cases where the word has extensive normal usages, as in the case of 'lux' this is true of the English 'light' as well, depending on how one takes the word the same sentence can be treated as figurative or literal and mean basically the same thing. Archive 2005-05-01
  • Thus Philo Judaeus may equate the hy - ponoia of a text with its latent theme, its mystery, its secret, its unexpressed, unseen, nonliteral, or simply intelligible meaning. Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • Calis had literally rebuilt the old battlewagon from the ground up, using what he had in the junkyard and blueprints that he had acquired some time ago.
  • Yanub: ha, yes, I love the ‘gendering’ of illness or rather I hate it – it has accounted for too many deaths of male breast cancer patients and in a documentary, the transman is dying of ovarian cancer because….no one will allow a man in the office, they would literally rather die that allow a man to sit in the waiting room with other people with ovarian cancer. Cat 'Aww!', woman as construct, crossdressing and Intersex/DSD issues
  • 'INIKEN how make em? me twank skin put him on!' which literally means -- 'Ah! I now see how you do it, you put the skin on!!' Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound in the Years 1840-1: Sent By the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the M
  • The Latin translation of Petrus Bertius was literally copied for me by another friend in Holland, Dr.M. Cohen Stuart, from the Scripta adversaria Collationis Hagiensis, Lugd. The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.
  • For over 40 years he was one of the men responsible for literally bringing thousands of sick people to hospitals all over the country.
  • Because when you add up the total tax packages that the Republicans passed last year and this year, it literally consumes the entire surplus, and the winners turn out to be the wealthiest people.
  • From this he developed Ikenobo, the Japan's oldest school of Ikebana, literally translated as ‘The Way of the Flower’.
  • The waiter, almost literally staggering under the weight, plumped a huge oval plateful of sizzling ribs in front of Lili.
  • We live literally just round the corner from her.
  • Burt's dry wit has, however, occasionally got him into hot water, especially among more literal-minded listeners.
  • It literally dumped cages of birds onto a pair of conveyor belts, which were activated when you activated the hanging belt.
  • In 1941 and 1942-by the sun and a blue sea that she sometimes seems literally to be drawing with, far from her family and the tumult of Berlin, humming as she worked - she painted 1,325 gouaches.
  • My college roommate literally lives in a teaspoon, but because that teaspoon is located on the Upper West Side, she has to pay hundreds of dollars a month. The Rent is Too Damn High -- in praise of Jimmy McMillan
  • Watching her navigate through a hometown she no longer feels safe in is gut-wrenching, literally. Karen Dalton-Beninato: Milneberg Joys and Losses: Treme 15
  • Only it would have looked more dignified if I didn't have to push and literally squeeze myself through the narrow door.
  • In extracting the basic concepts of observation, description and communication from my visual education, I have literally defined myself as a coach.
  • Randall's first publications in 1965 were literally broadsides - single poems printed on large sheets of paper that sold for fifty cents.
  • Israel literally went beyond the heathen in abominable idolatries. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • This idea should not be taken too literally. Times, Sunday Times
  • No, he takes Scrooge to the market, and shows him the abundance there, especially the fruits sometimes literal of foreign trade: There were great, round, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the doors, and tumbling out into the street in their apoplectic opulence. A Dickens Of A Debate Between Mr. Scrooge And Mr. Say
  • One such problem that was discussed was selective mutism, an anxiety disorder that Dr. Koplewicz described as "when kids are chatterboxes at home, and yet are literally paralyzed in strange situations. Child Mind Institute Luncheon
  • The literal translation is Manly deeds, womanly words or Deeds are male, words are female.
  • His views on the literal truth of the Bible brought him into conflict with other Christian leaders.
  • (In fact, some modernist critics would say that Evangelicals and other biblical literalists engage in "bibliolatry" or text worship.) Valerie Tarico: Psychology of God: Do Christians Believe God Has Emotions?
  • The medical term for large infants is "macrosomia," literally meaning "large of body. 16-Pound Baby Born In Texas
  • By now, a type of free-style declamation known as ‘recitative’ (literally ‘speech-song’) was being used to hurtle the drama forward.
  • One such type was that of the equites, literally ‘horsemen’, so called because they entered the arena on horseback, although for the crucial stage of the combat they dismounted to fight on foot.
  • You take your ride into various cities, cruise the strip, and enter competitions in which you must literally outdance a rival car.
  • Let's jump in at the deep end - literally.
  • Pineapple: fresh ripe pineapple is rich in bromelin, a proteolytic protein-digesting enzyme; bromelin literally ‘digests’ dead and diseased cells and foreign microbes in the throat; cut pineapple into cubes, chew well, and let juice dribble down throat, but spit out the pulp; or gargle with the freshly extracted juice of ripe pineapple, and spit it out. The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity
  • Her progress towards some sort of peace of mind involved literal journeys, including long solo trips through Europe. Times, Sunday Times
  • The pace of life in the deep sea is literally glacial, species grow extremely slowly and they live to extraordinary ages.
  • Kulfi is literally ice milk scented with pulverized almonds and cardamom. Globe and Mail
  • It extends from Cath Kidston stores to the Persephone Press's beautiful new editions of novels by neglected women writers, and you can literally eat and drink it in the small revival of the teashop. Sugar coats this hunger for the past
  • There are literally thousands of cultivated varieties of Dahlias which have been hybridized throughout the years.
  • We find it, for instance, in the criticism of Virgil, to whose work were attributed four distinct meanings: literal, allegorical, moral, and anagogic. Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic
  • They were literally on the verge of pressing the button to produce them in huge numbers. Times, Sunday Times
  • He had enacted the adventure of vanishing into thin air and being reborn, phoenixlike, as someone else - literally, a self-made man. Recortes
  • It's not just the tedium of the job - literally a daily grind, as they mash packets of powder into useable paint - it's the po-faced seriousness with which everyone around them gets on with things.
  • A classic example of a thirst-quenching summer beer is the German beer known as hefeweizen, which literally translates to ‘yeast wheat beer.’
  • Acknowledging the necessity to work with others; getting the guts to ask for help in order to preclude slamming one's head against the wall for extended amounts of time; finding two, three or even more ways to tackle a problem, whether it be literally in homework or otherwise in managing life and time; learning many, _many_ subtle things that you certainly won't regret learning as you tackle challenges in the future. Failing Students
  • In his essay on vernacular photography, Geoffrey Batchen uses Derrida's term ‘parerga’ [literally ‘next to main work’] to describe the personal, intimate photographies that have fallen outside the canon of ‘proper’ photography.
  • Well get down to the Dooney some night this week, because the place is literally jumping with the best music and craic around.
  • To the extent that Baker and Reynolds actually excised archaic and unrepentant parochialism rooted literally in past centuries of practice that gave rise to existential equal protection problems, sobeit. The Volokh Conspiracy » My Talk at the Constitution in 2020 Conference
  • If there are good internal literary reasons why the author of Mark might have invented this story as the conclusion of his work, then the community that was the presumptive audience for the gospel simply may not have perceived the embarrassment that arose later, as other communities adopted and literalized the narrative invented in Mark. Mythunderstanding The Criteria Of Authenticity
  • These men were literally deluded, and those who urged them on were _deluded_ by what was then called the liberal part of the press. Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 1
  • A literal string refers to the text between the opening and closing tag of an HTML control.
  • _very_ honest, or _exceedingly_ just, for the words _honest_ and _just_, literally admit of no comparison. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
  • Thus Flora on one occasion had been reduced to rage and despair, had her most secret feelings lacerated, had obtained a view of the utmost baseness to which common human nature can descend -- I won't say _a propos de bottes_ as the French would excellently put it but literally _a propos_ of some mislaid cheap lace trimmings for a nightgown the romping one was making for herself. Chance A Tale in Two Parts
  • It took what that literal fellow, Captain Lawton, calls a circumbendibus, The Spy
  • A "dirge" is a funeral or mourning song, so perhaps this is meant literally ... or, perhaps, this is a reference to some of the new American Pie - Program Notes
  • Then you literally cut the sausage down the middle.
  • Though long dry, these subterranean thoroughfares are literally everywhere beneath the city of London.
  • It would literally have meant '(Town of) flowing waters', from *rūmōn 'river; flowing water', a securely Indo-European formation built on the root *reu- 'to flow, to run (as of liquid)' and the derivational suffix *-mo-. An etymology for 'Rome'
  • As a result, the same building can, literally, be found in Melbourne, Perth or Denver as copybook designs proliferate due to a successful cost analysis.
  • Striking workers were attacked by paid strike-breakers and police - many were literally beaten to death on behalf of the state.
  • Supposing, just for a second, that we take these metaphors literally; what we would basically be saying is that God -- that Supreme Being, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient -- is the real evil, while Lucifer and Christ were both good guys, both trying but failing to wake humanity up to its daimonic -- which is to say divine -- potential. THE HALLS OF PENTHEUS -- PART ONE
  • It reads as if it is a literal translation from a foreign language. Times, Sunday Times
  • Greenfly can literally suck a plant dry.
  • The aesthetic aspect of non-literal texts recalls the poetic function in that it makes the text's form as much a feature of content as is its restituted message.
  • The trails we went to work on had literally become streams thanks to massive run-off from a new building's parking lot shedding water straight into this watershed area.
  • Don't take it literally as a geminate consonant, as might be the interpretation of those familiar with IPA notation. Markedness and the uvular proposal in PIE
  • A common problem is when researchers use abstract concepts but participants interpret these literally.
  • I suggest, however, that statements like these should not be taken too literally.
  • And while I was there, we had a boatload of refugees coming from a town called Chilong, another town that was just literally wiped off the face of the Earth.
  • Participants will also focus on a class of microbes known as the archaea, which literally means ‘ancient.’
  • We literally see rivers of blood, disembowelings, slit throats, and dismemberment.
  • Some organisms, such as flukes, have life cycles that take them literally through one or more host organisms, and many insects undergo significant metamorphic changes in bodily form through their life cycle. The Biological Notion of Individual
  • And, while I'm at it, I think that it's ridiculous to believe in transubstantiation, that considering the Bible to be the literal word of God reduces that supposedly omnipotent being to a muddle-headed maniac and that the Hindu caste system and Roman Catholic rules against contraception could have been invented by Satan. If Britain decides to ban the burqa I might just start wearing one
  • And I start to get irritated with the literal-mindedness of the questions. The Younger Side of Nick Hornby
  • We must remember, however, that there was a time when the same 'purposefulness' was believed to exist in the cosmos where everything seemed to turn literally and metaphorically around the earth, the abode of man. Science and Morals and Other Essays
  • The programme hears from a woman who avoided leaving her house for 10 years, and if she had to, scrubbed herself so violently afterwards that she literally got down to the last of her seven layers of skin.
  • The word mortify here is, literally, to make to die. Natural Law in the Spiritual World
  • In a flash I realised that my propeller was tearing great chunks out of his cockpit and he was quite literally trapped.
  • By this time I was literally quaking in my Reeboks, certain that at any moment the gum chewer, with a dismissive click of his fingers, would signal to those two soldiers to take me away.
  • [1241] "Cohort," a term descriptive of a Roman body, and "military tribune" are more literal renderings of the Greek original than "band" and "captain" in John 18: 3, 12. Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  • Historian/music critic Greil Marcus coined the term "yarragh" to refer to the indescribable impact of "certain sounds, certain small moments inside a song which can then suggest whole territories, completed stories, indistinct ceremonies, far outside anything that can be literally traced in the compositions that carry them. Michael Sigman: Jeff Beck at 67: Perennial Guitar Hero
  • For six months I don't get anything from you and now you just happen to literally waltz in here and surprise me like this.
  • This program, called, “Teikei” poetically translates to, “the farmer’s face on it,” though a more literal translation is “cooperation” or “partnership.” Tigers & Strawberries » Community Supported Agriculture
  • The literal meaning of apocalypse is an "unveiling" or "revelation," and this definition of the word holds true whether we consider St. John's narrative in the book of Revelation or secular chronologies that fit the events of history into a larger cosmic design. The Enduring Appeal of the Apocalypse
  • There the barbecue is known as a 'braai' or 'braaivleis' - literally 'grill' or 'meat grill' and is done properly and with skill. Of Beagles and Brainpower
  • The Supreme Court of Florida, which is the ultimate determiner of Florida law, you know, literally they read the statute.
  • Each text is preceded by a complete phonemic inventory of the language and a page or so of linguistic description; each line of the text is given first in a broader transcription, then in a word-by-word phonemic transcription that separates and translates each morpheme, then a complete translation is given more literal than the one in the body of the book. Languagehat.com: NARTS FOR CHRISTMAS.
  • Nowadays we literally can not afford to neglect the investment, the hard financial investment, stored in our built environment.
  • Not to mention that on a 30-minute run in the Olmsted-designed Prospect Park near my house I see literally dozens of cuties in Marilyn's class.
  • They were literally chocolate bars (about triple the size of regular Hershey bars) filled with a thin milky-type cream. Archive 2009-01-01
  • Not literally, of course, but with a poor ball down the legside that his nemesis feathered to the keeper. The Sun
  • He cannot, as it were, imagine his manly project without an enemy, and oddly enough, the woman reader stands in for this enemy — literally, the effeminated reader rather than the female one — instead of standing in for the ennabling reader, she who urges the knight onward or who needs to be rescued by his valiant acts. Wordsworth’s Balladry: Real Men Wanted
  • Kennedy's trademark fascination with violence, both physical and psychological, animates these stories in alternately bold and subtle guises: the literal bloodshed in "What Becomes" and "Story of My Life" complements the romantic heartbreak in "Edinburgh" and "Sympathy. Review of What Becomes by A.L. Kennedy
  • a figurative kind, as the word peacock, and furthermore the allusion to Nicholas's nose, which was not intended to be taken in its literal sense, but rather to bear a latitude of construction according to the fancy of the hearers. Nicholas Nickleby
  • The word once meant very literally the voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior.
  • Not only do the congregants not understand that the solution to the riddle is the basic tenet of their faith, but more important, they fail to recognize that Alroy is quite literally the answer to their prayers. Spector - Criticism - Critical Contexts
  • If they dispense largesse for any other reason, they are literally wasting the money of their shareholders.
  • Writing as self-expression acquires a very literal meaning, for it is only through creative activity that identity is constructed.
  • Idioms usually cannot be translated literally into another language.
  • It literally depends on that transoceanic pipe.
  • Although "cirque" is literally translated from the French as "circus," Streltsov makes a distinction. Kansas.com: -- Front
  • From his Bolton home, almost equidistant from the two UK operations, Mr Cox has literally been at the centre of developments.
  • Im proud to work for a company that takes the term customer service so literally. Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us
  • I saw five cop cars pull into the driveway. And I literally freaked.
  • While you say we can't afford to reform health insurance, more than fifty million Americans (at the latest count) live without it, go hungry or heatless or bankrupt without it, and in thousands of cases literally die without it. James Heffernan: Roadblocking the Ambulance of Health Care Reform
  • Fundamentalists reject a larger portion of secular society, maintain strong commitments to strict literalism, premillennial dispensationalism, and moral traditionalism.
  • As for slavery, I am not sure that a 'literalist' reading of the Bible does lead to affirmation of slavery. Blair on 'doing God'
  • Unfortunately, without his glasses, George literally could not distinguish a tramcar from a haystack. THE LONELY SEA
  • But, when officers confronted Parker, he proved to be a craven coward who literally pulsed with guilt.
  • Incidentally, the German Wehrmacht never officially used the word blitzkrieg -- literally, "lightning war" -- though it did appear in several prewar German military publications. Wired Top Stories
  • The pole of a punt is a dangerous weapon in the hands of the inexperienced, and as such pleasure crafts journey too far into the path into the path of our rowing heroes ‘bumps’ literally will occur.
  • With its colourful houses, street cafes and lively nightlife, the area is best-known as a hangout for students and a stop-off for those visiting the city pad of the poet Pablo Neruda, which is kept shipshape (literally), just as he and his third wife left it. Santiago: chill out in Chile's capital
  • Richard's head is shown side-on, like a keyhole, through which a huddle of other images are, almost literally, glowing.
  • Walls of local ashlar to the left and a flush stone dado to the right augment this feeling of sedimentation, of Baldeweg's building being literally of the earth.
  • Rodd literally jumped in his alarm, for there was a tremendously wild cissing from the pan and a horrible suggestion therewith that Mrs The Ocean Cat's Paw The Story of a Strange Cruise
  • The Greek πνευμα ακαθαρτης or pneuma akathartis means literally "unclean spirit. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • So while she balanced on one foot on my back, she literally walked all over me with the other.
  • He did not “see his seed, ” nor “prolong his days, ” since he died childless; and we will not permit the word “seed” to be spiritualized on this occasion, for the word “seed” in the Old Testament, means nothing else, than literally “children, ” which it is not pretended he ever had; and how could he “prolong his days, ” when he was cut off in his 33d year. The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old
  • Language CD-ROMs, which combine photographs, sounds, literal definitions and phonetic explanations, can contribute to restoring, sustaining and promoting of Aboriginal languages.
  • Greenfly can literally suck a plant dry.
  • To be honest it's no time at all before I'm completely disorientated and it's only thanks to David literally dragging me around that we make it from one underwater location to another.
  • The ordinary people are required to accept the Quran in its literal or exoteric sense whereas the philosophers have much more discretion in interpreting scriptural truth.
  • He used to literally have a stunt man in a green wetsuit with some bad alien head on it that he'd be using in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and he would then walk that guy over to our stage where they would spray paint him silver. Mike Ragogna: Greetings From...: Chatting with Less Than Jake's Vinnie Fiorello and Singer-Songwriter/Actor Bill Mumy
  • One wonders if he knows where the bodies are buried, perhaps quite literally.
  • They literally bulldozed aside the police cars blocking the road.
  • Learn from the vocabulary the difference between _aliquís_ and _aliquí_. mátúrandum sibi, 'they ought to hasten,' more literally 'haste ought to be made by them'; mátúrandum (_esse_) is the impersonal passive, and sibi the so-called dative of the agent. Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles A First Latin Reader
  • In the province of South Trondhjem the great increase of the indebtedness of the landowners is ascribed in part to the subdivision of property by the creation of _Myrmoend_, literally 'bogmen' The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886
  • It was clear that he meant this literally and also as: to rape a white girl is to rape her father.
  • In 2003, Dutch agriculturalist Marc de Ruiter saw dairy farmers in windswept Shanxi province literally pouring their milk down the drain because there was not enough demand.
  • Laurel Canyon (2003), each focused on an innocent young woman swept up in the glamorously baffling sex-and-drugs scene swirling around a charismatic older female artist, the situation here is reversed; unexpectedly drawn in to and fascinated by the ultra-domestic household created by a pair of charismatic femmes, the swinger is the straight man (literally). SF Weekly | Complete Issue
  • I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally. Bill Maher 
  • Above it - the phone-photo's mate - is a photograph that, with varying degrees of literalism, illustrates the borrowed tale's theme.
  • As Mr. Malouf explained, while cooking at the Dock Kitchen, As the meal progresses, they use herbs in long slow braises, and literally handfuls of herbs are thrown on to the braising dish and cooked for an hour or more. Persia's Private Cuisine Goes Public
  • Which, when it was full, they drew to shore -- for the separation will not be made till the number of the elect is accomplished. and sat down -- expressing the deliberateness with which the judicial separation will at length be made. and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away -- literally, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Alford thinks, to the literal Israel being meant; for, in consummated glory, still the Church will be that built on the foundation of the Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • In the past, people understood it was unwise to confuse mythos with logos, but today we read the mythoi of scripture with an unparalleled literalism, and in "creation science" we have bad science and inept religion. Archive 2009-07-12
  • But the rhetoric of such movements can not be taken literally.
  • With the growth of anatomical knowledge, the literal hypothesis of the morbidly wandering womb became increasingly untenable.
  • They have learnt, through much experience, that we can literally tell at a glance (though usually over a glass of vin rouge) if what they are about to start taking will help or harm them.
  • For decades this was a provincial city in both the literal and derogatory senses of the term. Times, Sunday Times
  • He is literally a battering ram with those elbows.
  • However the problem I am faced with that the string literal \u00c0 is written to file rather than the character À (A with a grave) which is what the octal string relates to.
  • The plant that produces the pine-apple known as the "ananas," or by the Malays as "nanas," grows literally wild upon the hills on Blakan Mati Island, and other islands round about Singapore. Prisoners Their Own Warders A Record of the Convict Prison at Singapore in the Straits Settlements Established 1825
  • The word I’ve translated as “mold” is aerugo in the Latin: literally, “the rust of copper.” On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • Wherefore -- Greek, "For which cause," namely, because thou hast inherited, didst once possess, and I trust ( "am persuaded") still dost possess, such unfeigned faith [Alford]. stir up -- literally, "rekindle," "revive the spark of"; the opposite of Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • By placing these fiends under the command of a Satanic spirit, the story encourages us to literally demonize enemies whose cultures and colours differ from the Western norm.
  • “Hooray” adds a certain levity to a written sentence and literally brings a smile to any face when spoken (just say and word and the pronunciation will literally cause your mouth to form a smile-like shape). Blog – syllable studio
  • The emergency signal SOS has no literal meaning.
  • The first dish that literally made my mouth water was a warm timbale of Arbroath smokies.
  • In the installation, Acconci literally pushed the envelope into billowing floes that waltzed visitors through space.
  • The stars are nuclear furnaces, where the perpetual gravitational infall is exactly balanced by the outflow of energy generated, literally, at the centre of gravity, the core of the star.
  • That said, Douglas Wolk pointed out that Mazzucchelli pre-empted this exact criticism anyway by literally placing a giant hole in the middle of his novel (the two page spread of the meteor crater). Asterios Polyp » Comics Worth Reading
  • Then Al Trautwig, commentating on the Tour de France, said "The greatest dishonor is to literally have the maillot jaune ripped from your body, which is what happened to Michael Rasmussen yesterday. When good kids show bad judgment
  • Our 'playpen' consisted of the odd comic strip, the novelisations, some vaguely surreal annuals, those Viewmaster slides, a Gareth Hunt doll and some stories that literally unfolded on chocolate wrappers. Behind the Sofa - The Collaborative Doctor Who Blog
  • I literally feel life zip by me while I stand rooted.
  • We literally just dunk ourselves in the water and try to run back to put on dry warm clothes .... mission accomplished. we head to a quite town called Nairn just outside Inverness to stop for the night. we end up in a sweet little B and B. TravelPod.com Recent Updates

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