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literally

adverb
 
 
/ˈlɪtərəli/
ORIGINAL MEANING B2 having the real or original meaning of a word or phrase: They were responsible for literally millions of deaths.Reality and truth
EMPHASIZING informal used to emphasize what you are saying: He missed that kick literally by miles!Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
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