The literal facts are chiefly connected with the natural and artificial objects and the customs of the inhabitants.
Here all is literal, even to the severed arm of Wolfe, and the urn which held the ashes of Queen Dido.
So in the Apology there is an ideal rather than a literal
truth; much is said which was not said, and is only Plato's view of the situation.
No, father; I cannot underwrite Article Four (leave alone the rest), taking it 'in the literal
and grammatical sense' as required by the Declaration; and, therefore, I can't be a parson in the present state of affairs," said Angel.
His sarcasm is accepted as his literal
opinion and gains for him the reputation of being an ass, while if, on the other hand, wishing to ingratiate himself, he ventures upon a little bit of flattery, it is taken for satire and he is hated ever afterward.
The Frenchman wrote little lessons for him in English and had Tarzan repeat them in French, but as a literal
translation was usually very poor French Tarzan was often confused.
That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal
Unluckily that worthy officer having, in a literal
sense, taken his fill of liquor, had been some time retired to his bolster, where he was snoring so loud that it was not easy to convey a noise in at his ears capable of drowning that which issued from his nostrils.
Mrs Squeers, when excited, was accustomed to use strong language, and, moreover, to make use of a plurality of epithets, some of which were of a figurative kind, as the word peacock, and furthermore the allusion to Nicholas's nose, which was not intended to be taken in its literal sense, but rather to bear a latitude of construction according to the fancy of the hearers.
Only a dozen and eight, love,' replied Miss Price, affecting to take the question in a literal sense.
Is red gold to the Ogilvies-- was literal
as well as metaphorical.
Thus a literal
translation of the name of this beautiful sheet of water, used by the tribe that dwelt on its banks, would be "The Tail of the Lake.