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Literally :

Like the word incredible, “literally” has been so overused as a sort of vague intensifier that it is in danger of losing its literal meaning.

It should be used to distinguish between a figurative and a literal meaning of a phrase.

It should not be used as a synonym for “actually” or “really.”

Don’t say of someone that he “literally blew up” unless he swallowed a stick of dynamite.

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