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Synonyms for literally
ˈlɪt ər ə lilit·er·al·ly

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Wiktionary3.0 / 4 votes

  1. literallyadverb

    used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes)


  2. literallyadverb

    really, actually

    virtually, metaphorically, figuratively

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. literallyadverb

    in a literal sense

    "literally translated"; "he said so literally"


  2. literallyadverb

    (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration

    "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "literally":

    verbatim, textually, virtually

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  1. Gooding Jr.:

    That’s what I do, you literally step away from it and you let go and let God. I think that’s probably why I haven’t seen any episodes. Even when I do these talk shows, they say ‘let’s show a clip,’ and I look up and see the images and look down again because I’m not quite ready to go back there. I am not watching it for entertainment. I am reliving those moments as an actor.

  2. Sandy Villere:

    Everything travels on their rails, they literally sit in the middle of the banks, consumers and merchants and that has been a really enviable place to be.

  3. Israel Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld:

    Unfortunately, within the West Bank area we have seen Palestinians celebrating this attack, meanwhile here in Israel... we will be mourning for a week over the people that were lost -- and we are talking about four innocent people that were shot to death, literally shot and killed at close range for no reason whatsoever.

  4. Sean Turnell:

    If you look at the parliament and think who (among the USDP) will be there again in the spring, it's literally a handful, there's going to be very little continuity. It's something that the NLD will have to watch. These guys have nothing to lose.

  5. Christopher Smith:

    The difference in the sea level rise of the rate of warming between 1.5 and 2 degrees [ celsius ] would literally be life or death for them.

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