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Lee

Nabokov, Invitation to Beheading (iii. 31) 'And with his eyes he literally scoured the corners of the cell.'

I've found the above via the OED and don't have a copy of Invitation in front of me, so I don't know if the word is being used literally or ironically. (;-D)

According to the OED, 'Now often improperly used to indicate that some conventional metaphorical or hyperbolical phrase is to be taken in the strongest admissible sense.'

However, if it's good enough for Nabokov...


kellincatty

You are literally out of control. I'm hemorrhaging out the wazoo! (ew. I can't believe I typed that but I'm not going to erase it either.)

DF

Huh...

I'd like to see what it says in Russian!

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