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li tuh ruh lee

  • r  in a literal sense
    literally translated
    he said so literally
  • r  (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration
    our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War

  • What was it about Diana, Princess of Wales, that brought such huge numbers of people from all walks of life literally to their knees after her death in 1997?.
  • Aircraft had long before flown over the summit, and within a few decades literally hundreds of other people from many nations would climb Everest too.
  • But there were literally millions of people whose retirement, whose investments, whose insurance were at risk here.
News & Articles

  • Free speech outside Supreme Court: Ban on protests in plaza struck down
    In a case that brings free speech protections literally to the very steps of the US Supreme Court, a federal judge in Washington has struck down as unconstitutional a statute that allowed police to arrest anyone attempting to deliver a message of protest on the wide marble plaza outside the high court’s elegant front entrance.
    June 12, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News
  • Online Tool Shows Running An Electric Car Can Be As Cheap As Gas At A Buck A Gallon
    While the current cost of a gallon of gasoline is literally posted on street corners, it’s difficult for those considering an electric vehicle to gauge how much it might cost to power his or her daily commute from the local power grid, versus making the trek in a conventionally powered model. The Environmental Protection Agency posts “electric equivalent” fuel economy ratings, but it’s still ...
    June 12, 2013 - Forbes
  • Free speech outside Supreme Court: Ban on protests in plaza struck down
    In a case that brings free speech protections literally to the very steps of the US Supreme Court, a federal judge in Washington has struck down as unconstitutional a statute that allowed police to arrest anyone attempting to deliver a message of protest on the wide marble plaza outside the high court’s elegant front entrance.
    June 12, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • John Paul Stevens in KTVN
    Stevens said that unlike a ruling two years ago overturning a Washington, DC, handgun ban, Monday's decision "could prove far more destructive - quite literally - to our nation's communities and to our constitutional structure."
  • Richard Branson in ABC News
    NASA spent billions upon billions of dollars on space travel and has only managed to send 480 people,Branson said. "We're literally hoping to send thousands of people into space over the next couple of years. We want to make sure that we...
  • Al Sharpton in FOXNews
    He made soul music a world music,Sharpton said. "What James Brown was to music in terms of soul and hip-hop, rap, all of that, is what Bach was to classical music. This is a guy who literally changed the music industry. He put everybody on...

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