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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lit·er·al·ly /ˈlɪtərəli, ˈlɪtrəli, ˈlɪtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lit·er·al·ly, adv.
 1. According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh.
 2. With close adherence to words; word by word.
    So wild and ungovernable a poet can not be translated literally.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a literal sense; "literally translated"; "he said so
             literally" [ant: figuratively]
      2: (intensifier before a figurative expression) without
         exaggeration; "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during
         the Gulf war" [syn: virtually]