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Stigma, in other words, consists of the act of branding, which, in the case of enslavement, could be literal.

The literal meaning of “chakra” is “wheel,” and Chandrasekar’s striking chakra paintings, each keyed to a single color, revolve around a central axis.

So when you’re a 22-year-old American and all of a sudden you have an opportunity to see dead bodies in the literal flesh, every day, that’s a wonderful opportunity.

Green shoots for the economy can go hand in hand with literal green shoots.

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From the land to the air to the sea, the terrain—both literal and psychological—these folks navigate can be tough.

I never hear a Democrat talk about these goods, which are, in the literal sense, indivisible—for us all.

So is the literal “turkey point of view” offered by the GoPros attached to the turkeys as they run around the coop.

“The amount of literal brainwork needed to do his job too such a toll on him that it sent him to an early grave,” Goode says.

What they will do is bring government into the bedroom in a far more literal way than the most aggressive anti-abortion laws.

“Air refueling and airlift assets were the literal pinch I am describing here,” the official said.

Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.

In a literal sense, too,” added Tom Brown, “for it will be sold as waste-paper and be made up into matches.

It would be impossible to find two figures more life-like, more literal, or painted with greater sincerity.

"But, in the sense I mean, may have a very literal and terrible significance," pursued Dr. Silence.

According to the literal meaning, it would seem that the Laird of Brodie was something less than a gentleman?


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On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to literal, such as: accurate, actual, authentic, true, unvarnished, and close.

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