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Definition of Literally


  1. According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh.
  2. With close adherence to words; word by word.

Literally Quotations

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.
Susan Orlean

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas A. Edison

'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.
Michael Sheen

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Tony Robbins

I started life washing cars in Canada before moving on to selling life insurance and vacuum cleaners. Later, I went through a programme by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, which literally changed my life. It was the turning point.
Shiv Khera
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Literally Translations

literally in French is textuelle
literally in Spanish is literalmente
literally in Swedish is bokstavligen, formligen
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