from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being literal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being literal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being literal; literalness; verbal or literal meaning.
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And the literality is so funny, and wise in its way too.
So why the insistence on literality in one instance but the willingness to interpret in the other?
This takes the title to a new literalness, literality?
I believe that these metaphorical meanings are the real point of the stories, and that those who insist on literality cripple their true meaning.
Edit eddie, I am not trying to persuade you, or me, of anything, and certainly not of the literality of Genesis.
A President exists in the straitjacket of literality.
I'm no scholar, but when you ask them what they think about how the Book of Job is translated in the AngloSaxon version, versus the septuagint, and point out that if all these texts were considered canonical when they're contradictory then there's a problem with literality... they back of slowly as you chase them asking their thoughts on the dead sea scrolls :
Without any endeavour to correct the literality of this opinion, Jasper surveys his companion — covered from head to foot with old mortar, lime, and stone grit — as though he, Jasper, were getting imbued with
"The deep inner truth inherent in cinema," he tells Cronin in the course of an attack on the relative literality of cinema verite, "can be discovered only by not being bureaucratically, politically, and mathematically correct."
The point of conflict between fundamentalists and others is not over *literality* but over