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Stigma, in other words, consists of the act of branding, which, in the case of enslavement, could be literal.
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The literal meaning of “chakra” is “wheel,” and Chandrasekar’s striking chakra paintings, each keyed to a single color, revolve around a central axis.
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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.
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Green shoots for the economy can go hand in hand with literal green shoots.
BEYOND GAMESTOP: ARE YOU READY FOR AN ECONOMIC MOONSHOT?CHARU KASTURIJANUARY 31, 2021OZY
From the land to the air to the sea, the terrain—both literal and psychological—these folks navigate can be tough.
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It has been about survival — in a literal sense — so that the product could reach televisions and the dollars could reach wallets.
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These horrors were not presented as metaphors, but as the literal truth.
HATRED OF LIBERALS IS ALL THAT’S LEFT OF CONSERVATISMPAUL WALDMANDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In addition to literal size, the quality of the display is affected by the quality of the screen.
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In addition to literal size, the quality of display is affected by the quality of the screen.
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Tech companies that go public capture our imagination because they are literal happy endings.
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SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 25, 2021
Choose the synonym for dry
rakish

WORDS RELATED TO LITERAL

  • accurate
  • dry
  • literal
  • plain
  • straightforward
  • truthful
  • undistorted
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