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Definition of Literal

Literal

  1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.
  2. Following the letter or exact words; not free.
  3. Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.
  4. Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of fast; -- applied to persons.
  5. Literal meaning.

Literal Quotations

A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
Stephen King

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Karl Marx

I once saw a forklift lift a crate of forks. And it was way to literal for me.
Mitch Hedberg

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.
Bryant H. McGill

The Christian Bible is a symbolic book, not a literal one. The one Christians know as Jesus was actually a symbol for the sun. Ancient sun worshippers believed the sun died at the end of the winter solstice and then three days later it would be reborn at the start of its cycle - December 25.
David Icke
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Literal Translations

literal in Dutch is woordelijk, letterlijk
literal in French is textuel
literal in Italian is letteralmente, letterale
literal in Norwegian is ordrett, bokstavelig
literal in Spanish is literal
literal in Swedish is ordagrann, ordagrann, bokstavlig
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