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Old 05-23-2005, 11:49 AM   #18
UncleMeat
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After further investigation.

From "The Heath Handbook" (13th edition, p US:G15)

Quote:
literally Means "precisely," "without any figurative sense," "strictly." It is often inaccurately used as an intensive, to emphasize a figure of speech: "I was literally floating on air." (this constructions makes sense only if one is capable of levitation.) Use the word literally with caution in writing.
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