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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
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