Definition of 'literally'
Example sentences containing 'literally'
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This car literally does it all. The Sun (2016) Take him both literally and seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2016) People were literally freezing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is really important and some savvy people literally map it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This idea should not be taken too literally. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And people are quite literally eating it up. Christianity Today (2000)But it seems wrong that the man is literally allowed to get away with murder. The Sun (2007)Some people are literally born to run. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It literally takes five seconds to change a schedule. The Sun (2009) People will literally be able to save for the planet. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It literally makes us take leave of our senses and behave in ways we normally would not. Times, Sunday Times (2012) People were literally laughing at how bad it was. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is to be hoped that no one takes her literally. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is also bringing people literally closer together. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But should we take the images literally? Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have literally taken the p***. The Sun (2007)This is the perfect way for me to have my cake and eat it, literally. The Sun (2014)They would literally kill get into Britain. The Sun (2016)It means you can have your cake and eat it, literally. The Sun (2012)She literally couldn't get there. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Literally eating up my body. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My body literally gets blocked. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I imagine the drivers would literally push their cars around, so as not to qualify first. The Sun (2016)The longer we take to tackle this, the bigger it gets - literally. Times, Sunday Times (2011)By the end, as they tentatively step across the threshold, they are literally eating out of her hand. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I was always singing round the house, in the car, literally the whole time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Very Common. literally is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'literally'
British English: literally /ˈlɪtərəlɪ/ ADVERB
You can use literally to emphasize a statement.
The view is literally breathtaking.
- American English: literally
- Arabic: حَرْفِيّاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: literalmente
- Chinese: 确实地
- Croatian: doslovce
- Czech: doslova
- Danish: bogstavelig talt
- Dutch: letterlijk
- European Spanish: literalmente
- Finnish: kirjaimellisesti
- French: littéralement
- German: wörtlich
- Greek: κυριολεκτικά
- Italian: letteralmente
- Japanese: 文字どおりに
- Korean: 글자 그대로
- Norwegian: bokstavelig
- Polish: dosłownie
- European Portuguese: literalmente
- Romanian: de-a dreptul
- Russian: буквально
- Spanish: literalmente
- Swedish: bokstavligen
- Thai: อย่างแท้จริง
- Turkish: harfi harfine
- Ukrainian: буквально
- Vietnamese: theo nghĩa đen
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