literal[ lit-er-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF literal
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LITERAL
No one will claim that it is used in its literal sense of "seed," in the text.
This lyrical vision restores it, whole, complete, and literal.
This literal quotation from the frank Mr. Calvin caused a sensation.
His statement concerning Mrs. Black was not the literal truth.
And this remark, intended to be facetious, was after all pretty close to the literal truth.
Milton is too literary, and Homer too literal and historical.
"She never will be tall, I'm afraid," said the literal mother.
"North-east," grunted the literal MacWhirr, from his side of the bridge.
"Make me a literal translation of that letter," said Sedley.
This statement is not to be accepted as a satiric fable, but as a literal fact.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LITERAL
- on the button
- on the money
- on the nose