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Free from exaggeration or distortion
“He was saying no more than the literal truth.”
Exactly as stated
“Johnson notes that this addition contains an anagram, extant in the Russian text, which would be missing in a literal translation.”
Giving a strict or literal construction
“What is, on paper, a primarily interior experience, stumbles on film with a clunky visual style that remains merely literal instead of challengingly literary.”
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