from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make literal.
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- v. To make literal or prosaic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make literal; to interpret or put in practice according to the strict meaning of the words; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render literal; conform or adhere to the letter; interpret or put in practice according to the strict meaning of the words. Also spelled literalise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make literal
You are free to literalize it if you like, but unless you arise in consciousness, both you and Christ will remain dead.
Maybe you want to literalize the term “cock block,” or maybe you want to l
In science fiction, “science”—i.e., sentences displaying verbal emblems of scientific discourses—is used to literalize the meanings of other sentences for use in the construction of the fictional foreground.
I mean, I'm very aware of the fact that I personally am not who I was 20 or even 10 years ago, but he uses some SF to literalize this concept and explore it further.
His writer voice is so big, I thought to literalize it is going to actually harm it.
I wanted to literalize the sacrifices and headspace that Timas is in.
You can be stupid about what you literalize, but everybody literalizes something.
That is ludacraous for (at least, it seems to me) that this is a way to literalize the text to the extreme...reducing man, text, "context"(historical) and science...
As Sonia Hofkosh states, in the moment that he buys his freedom, Equiano's history might also be seen to literalize the ethos of possessive individualism, exposing as it does so the double edge that defines the paradigm of the entrepeneurial subject: the self as owner depends on the principle that selves can be owned, freedom on the possibility of alienation, identity on difference.
That film has none of the lasciviousness with which Godard's camera eyes a young beauty taking a bath, in a scene that purports to literalize commercialism's intrusion upon privacy and sensuality a meter reader cheekily walks in as the girl is drying herself but actually documents only Godard's continuing fascination with the female form.