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Antonyms for literally

all-around, altogether, Inclusively, figuratively, collectedly, collectively, all told.

Quotes of literally

  1. No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell. – Antonin Artaud
  2. On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us, we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped, and literally cut into pieces. – Buffalo Bill
  3. I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism. – Lisa Bonet
  4. I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching Brando as God and his son was Jesus. I literally had people saying my blood would run in the streets for doing that. – Richard Donner
  5. I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn't get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God. – Aaron Eckhart
  6. I've had a wordless phase, and that's still not entirely over: what I sing is not always literally meant that way, and you can hear that in the way it is sung. – Beth Gibbons
  7. What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic. – Anthony Holden
  8. No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening. – David Edward Jenkins
  9. New ideas in technology are literally a dime -a -dozen, or cheaper than that. – Dean Kamen
  10. In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality. – Charles Kuralt
  11. He who fears is literally delivered to destruction. – Howard Thurman
  12. Actually, I only left twice. I left then, and then rejoined literally two years later for Going For The One. – Rick Wakeman
  13. I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver. I never did have to wait tables, though, so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft. – Sam Waterston
  14. Anybody could say anything they want about me, and it literally never penetrates my skin. – Ron White
  15. Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch, she to this day never gets credit. It really kills me. – Terry Zwigoff

Usage examples for literally

  1. The word Schutzhaft taken literally means a " safe place," exactly the contrary of what it really is. – The Future Belongs to the People by Karl Liebknecht
  2. You'd better be careful, or I might take you literally at your word. – Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame by Clyde Fitch
  3. I was literally covered with blood and mud. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  4. He literally seemed to glow with health. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  5. Penelope, says Miss Priscilla, with such a sudden and awful amount of vehemence as literally makes Miss Penelope jump, I am ashamed of you. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  6. All this was literally true of the author himself. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  7. If this line of action is best for one it is best for all, and, as everybody is doing the best he can, it follows that there are literally no people out at night. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  8. I had been sitting without any clothing over my shirt: this was torn off, and I was literally skin'd like a rabbit. – A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee. by Davy Crockett
  9. My dear, I always mean my words to be taken literally – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  10. Several particulars in the description make it plain that it was not intended to be literally understood. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  11. " There's no joke like an old joke," is sarcastically but nevertheless literally true. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  12. She- There was literally nothing that she could do. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  13. At the early age of forty- three, he took a solemn vow to write no more music, a vow he kept almost literally – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  14. There were places where we had literally to force our way through the woods, and how the drivers held their course remains a mystery. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  15. His eyes were literally on fire. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  16. I have seen him at an assembly literally surrounded by a group of admiring ladies. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  17. It is used in the sense of " to avoid visitors," but it means literally hide in the wood." – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  18. If we followed his directions literally we should never pray in public at all. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  19. Riddell felt literally sick as it all rushed through his mind at the sight of the knife in Tom's hand. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. The place was literally not big enough to swing a cat in. – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad