being or following the exact or original meaning or a word, phrase, etc.
giving a single word in place of each original word
"her actual motive"
"a literal solitude like a desert"
"a genuine dilemma"
"a literal depiction of the scene before him"
"a literal translation"
"it's the literal truth"
True there was never much talk of the heart, literal or figurative.
出自： S. Beckett
The literal meaning of Torah lishma may be 'learning for its own sake', but the true, the theological meaning of the idea is 'studying the revealed word of God for the sake of heaven.'
出自： N. Podhoretz
His literal illustration of The Song of Songs aroused a Catholic controversy.
出自： F. Spalding