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  • n  adhereing to the concrete construal of something

  • But now Sarkozy is applying that slogan to himself with unexpected literalness: he is moving to increase his presidential salary by nearly 150%.
  • But the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, with exquisite literalness, is blocking the liquor on grounds of misleading advertising, since the brand seems to promise poison .
  • While a reader can imagine Woolf and the others, a movie must literally flesh out fictional creations, and so a certain unfortunate literalness of presentation creeps into the .
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  • Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
    As Easter comes into view, the thoughts of billions of Christians turn to Jerusalem, to a sacred weekend that includes the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Of course, people regard these events with various degrees of literalness. But Easter retains its power.
    April 18, 2014 - CNN

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