How to use Literal in a sentence
An increasing stress was laid on the literal sense of Scripture.
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The first most obvious and genuinely literal interpretation is that the letters are an acronym for Canon's "Electrical Optical System" autofocus.
Starting is now very easy, being just a literal push-button operation.
Frequently, psychics can't shift their focus and reassess their perceptions as potentially symbolic rather than literal.Advertisement
His views on the Eucharist upheld the metaphorical against the literal interpretation of the word "body," but he asserted that believers partook of the sacrament more for the sake of others than for their own, though later he emphasized it as a means of grace for the Christian life.
This writer's thought is coloured by the older speculations of Philo, who in metaphor called the Loges the heavenly bread and food, the cupbearer and cup of God; and he seems even to protest against a literal interpretation of the words of institution, since he not only pointedly omits them in his account of the Last Supper, but in v.
Unfortunately the methods pursued were as little reasonable as those adopted by the medieval Jewish Rabbis; instead of the context being studied as a whole, with a view to the recovery of its literal sense, each single verse was considered separately, and explained as an allusion to some obscure myth or as embodying some mystical meaning.
Some liberal Christians do not accept a literal bodily resurrection,  seeing the story as richly symbolic and spiritually nourishing myth.
Although it sounds like techno-jargon, its usage is literal in the sense that devices like the Canon Rebel XT 8 MP digital SLR camera use a totally electronic form of communication between the lenses and the camera itself.Advertisement
The key is to not be too literal in your interpretation of holiday classics, but to give a nod to the season.
Monorail track lighting offers a wide and literal amount of flexibility when it comes to choosing a lighting scheme for any given room.
As the name implies, this design revolves around literal rings that are fashioned in equal circles.
While some may find this to be a bit too literal or sentimental, it's a perfect way to remind your partner of your affections.
Experts agree that the best tarot card readings are a result of letting the cards speak in their own way and not adhering strictly to literal definitions.Advertisement
If the compiler put the literal in read-only memory, the program is going to crash.
Apparently this is a more literal rendering of the Hebrew.
If these are n't implausible enough you can add belief in miracles or the literal transubstantiation of wine into blood.
Apart from the literal allusion to a dangerous snake, the words are said to refer to the loss of a girl 's virginity.
In literal terms they both feature similar components in terms of processing chips and so on, but the similarities don't end there.Advertisement
Keep in mind that children are concrete, not literal, thinkers.
Every word of the Koran was to be taken in a literal sense, but that sense was to be learned from other uses in the Koran itself, not from the meaning in other literature of the time.
The translation, however, is stiff and literal to a fault, violating idiomatic usage and the proper order of words in its strict adherence to the Latin.
The Alexandrian tradition seems to have been that he was of Cyrenaean origin; and Severus, a writer of the Loth century, adds to this the statement that his father's name was Aristobulus, who, with his wife Mary, was driven from the Pentapolis to Jerusalem by an invasion of barbarians 1 The divergent lines of the later attempts at a literal interpretation - e.g.
As a Biblical critic he is sometimes classed with the destructive school, but, as Otto Pfleiderer says (Development of Theology, p. 102), he "occupied as free a position as the Rationalists with regard to the literal authority of the creeds of the church, but that he sought to give their due value to the religious feelings, which the Rationalists had not done, and, with a more unfettered mind towards history, to maintain the connexion of the present life of the church with the past."Advertisement
It is doubtless such explanations as these that the Greeks had in view when they praised the wisdom of the ancient Egyptians; and, in the classical period similar semi-philosophical interpretations altogether supplanted, among the learned at least, the naive literal beliefs of earlier times.
He was obliged to allow a Greek translation to be made of it, but directed this translation to be exactly literal.
It is possible, though not certain, that to this date also belongs the famous portrait of himself at Munich bearing a false signature and date, 150o; in this it has been lately shown that the artist modified his own lineaments according to a preconceived scheme of facial proportion, so that it must be taken as an ideal rather than a literal presentment of himself to posterity as he appeared in the flower of his early middle age.
Credo, quia absurdum was applied, notably by the popular writers of the French Second Empire, in a fashion grotesquely literal enough to scandalize Tertullian himself.
If we insist upon the literal and etymological meaning of the word, the Renaissance was a re-birth; and it is needful to inquire of what it was the re-birth.Advertisement
It is a masterpiece of literal translation.
In Deuteronomy, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife," comes first, and "house" following in association with field is to be taken in the literal restricted sense, and another verb ("thou shalt not desire") is used.
He calls him a man of small mental capacity, who took the figurative language of apostolic traditions for literal fact.
The literal, dictionary definition of the noun "myth" is a story, sometimes based on true events, that serves as a lesson about people, customs, ideals and even the overall psychology of a particular society.
Symbolism used in this way is important because it shows how the human brain can use one set of ideas to process a different set without literal interpretation.Advertisement
If you're enthusiast about birth charts, then perhaps you might prefer the glyph symbol for Aquarius over the more literal interpretation mentioned above.
A more literal interpretation of the constellation where the stars are labeled with their proper names and look just like they would in the sky could work for you.
This literal change can symbolize figurative change for many people.
This avoids the problems posed by a literal translation, where words and meanings may not necessarily match.
People gain weight for a variety of reasons, but they only lose it when they put their literal heart and soul into it.Advertisement
The literal French translation of I like you is "Je t'aime."
In comparison to the verb savoir, which means to know a fact, the meaning of connaître is less literal.
Though the literal answer to the question "what is lingerie" includes all types of undergarments, the general consensus is that intimates are typically lacier, more seductive, alluring, and sensuous.
Throughout the years, she has developed a style that is easy to pick out from other artists, combining lingering Zen-like piano melodies and sharp, but literal lyrics.
His exegesis, which was dominated by his polemics against the Jews, is characterized by a fidelity to the literal sense, the comparison with the Hebrew text, the direct use of Jewish commentators, a very independent attitude towards traditional interpretations, and a remarkable historical and critical sense.Advertisement
Even if the common beliefs of the apostolic age have not modified the evangelist's reports of Jesus' teaching, it must be remembered that He used the common prophetic phraseology, the literal fulfilment of which is not to be looked for.
They range from subjects of the homeliest and most mirthful realism to others serious and devout, and from literal or almost literal transcripts of natural form to the most whimsically abstract combinations of linear pattern and tendril .and flourish.
Antioch gave its name to a certain school of Christian thought, distinguished by literal interpretation of the Scriptures and insistence on the human limitations of Jesus.
In the case of Epicureanism we can happily judge of the tyranny of the literal tradition by a comparison of Lucretius with the recorded doctrine of the master.
When Berkeley has eliminated the literal materialism of Locke's metaphors of sense-perception, Hume finds no difficulty in accepting the sensations as present virtually in their own right, any nonsensible ground being altogether unknown.Advertisement
So too some thought of a literal resurrection of the body of flesh and blood, while others thought that it would be transformed.
The argument was that they correspond too closely with the Latin; Baeda's words, "hic est sensus, non autem ordo ipse verborum," being taken to mean that he had given, not a literal translation, but only a free paraphrase.
Quite apart from the few enthusiasts who would have given a literal interpretation to the text in Matt.
The literal sense of the term churinga, applied by the Central Australians to their sacred objects, and likewise used more abstractly to denote mystic power, as when a man is said to be " full of churinga," is " secret," and is symptomatic of the esotericism that is a striking mark of Australian, and indeed of all primitive, religion, with its insistence on initiation, its exclusion of women, and its strictly enforced reticence concerning traditional lore and proceedings.
The consequences of this development were that orthodoxy and literal obedience to all priestly injunctions now assumed an impor.
It recalls the literal and original meaning of graduation "theses," also Martin Luther's memorable theses and the replies made to him.
Not, indeed, that Fenelon meant his book to be the literal paper Constitution some of his contemporaries thought it.
The Ethiopic Version is most accurate and trustworthy, and indeed, as a rule, slavishly literal.
The literal text of the Septuagint seems to be the only decisive authority, and that is so sacred and almighty, that, whenever it comes into collision with the human conscience, the latter is silenced when the voice of revelation speaks."
This boundary did not fit in with geographical facts; hence the adjudication was based upon the motive of the treaty and not upon the literal interpretation of such elastic terms as " ocean," " shore " and " coast-line."
Even when the Rumanian language at last supplanted the Slavonic, it did not emancipate itself from the original; the new was merely a translation from the old, and at the beginning it was as literal as possible.
Albert Molnar had translated a French rhymed Psalter into Hungarian (1607) and this served as the basis for a literal translation made by Ianos Viski (1697).
A literal translation will be found in Vinaya Texts, i.
Their system is based on literal obedience to the commands of the New Testament, and they have points of similarity both with the Mennonites and with the Dunkards.
Ostensibly it is written in opposition to Whiston's attempt to show that the books of the Old Testament did originally contain prophecies of events in the New Testament story, but that these had been eliminated or corrupted by the Jews, and to prove that the fulfilment of prophecy by the events of Christ's life is all "secondary, secret, allegorical, and mystical," since the original and literal reference is always to some other fact.
To these, but with special reference to the work of Chandler, which maintained that a number of prophecies were literally fulfilled in Christ, Collins replied by his Scheme of Literal Prophecy Considered (1727).
The search for a deeper hidden meaning beside the literal one had been begun by Democritus, Empedocles, the Sophists.
It is true that sometimes he kept his oaths or carried out his pledges with the literal punctuality of a lawyer, rather than with the chivalrous generosity of a knight.
The church thus came to be more and more involved in discussions as to the number of days to be observed, especially in " Lent," as fast days, as to the hour at which a fast ought to terminate (whether at the 3rd or at the 9th hour), as to the rigour with which each fast ought to be observed (whether by abstinence from flesh merely, abstinentia, or by abstinence from lacticinia, xerophagia, or by literal jejunium), and as to the penalties by which the laws of fasting ought to be enforced.
The literal interpretation of this picturesque quotation has been influenced by the prosaic comments at the end of v.
Whatever future research may bring, it cannot remove the internal peculiarities which combine to show that Genesis preserves, not literal history, but popular traditions of the past.
Naturally his philosophy had excited the declared opposition of all adherents of historical Christianity, since its plain tendency was towards a moral rationalism, and it could.not be reconciled to the literal doctrines of the Lutheran Church.
The versions are the two Latin, a Syriac, and an Arabic. The Latin one in the Vulgate belongs to a time prior to Jerome, and is tolerably literal.
It is founded upon the preceding one, and is less literal.
The Syriac and Arabic versions, printed in the London Polyglot, are literal.
The denotation of a word translates the word to its literal meaning.
Thus, writing a pattern that actually matches a literal backslash means writing four backslashes in the query.
The members of LGCM were investigated for facilitating (in its literal sense of making easier) access to an allegedly blasphemous poem.
Rather than resorting to allegory he defended the literal meaning by arguing that Moses meant geometrical cubits - equal to 6 ordinary cubits.
Somehow (probably through magical means) he gained the power to become a literal dervish of destruction whenever his tail is pulled.
Bell's George W Bush is the unholy innocent, a literal dumb ape, a chimpanzee spreading gleeful mass destruction.
Is this a charmingly literal rendition of Hegel's master-slave dialectic?
The second is to remember that very plain literal fact always seems fantastic.
Therefore, we are linking to an MP3 file of the voicemail that has stirred this literal hornet 's nest of controversy.
So that takes care of the literal interpretation of what was going on.
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He is an irresistible force who tries to shift an immovable object, an analogy that's made literal.
By way of introduction, we were urged not to think of the desert " art " in purely literal or esthetic terms.
And the reason you would be wrong is because here Mark is not giving a strictly literal account of the event.
Song Lyrics - Black Eyed Peas I came accross this site which provides a fairly literal translation to the song.
Note that when you make a translation (unless it is absolutely literal) you add on and subtract elements to the original.
With the kind of music I do you have to be direct and quite literal.
In any event, the ' Time ' section of the proposal should not be too literal.
On a literal reading of the Act, it only purports to protect a " disabled person " against discrimination.
God then re-created the earth in the six literal days of creation described in the first chapter of Genesis.
Little sense of style; highly literal rendering which often makes poor sense in English.
It is not a figure of speech, or a witty saying; it is a literal fact, .. .
All these people are paupers, driven from their country by starvation in the literal sense of the word.
This makes it easy to embed literal strings that correspond to non-ASCII characters by simply typing the strings in place in the script.
Its literal translation from its original Latin is ' to make into a thing ' .
If these aren't implausible enough you can add belief in miracles or the literal transubstantiation of wine into blood.
Teaching creationism as a literal truth is a wrong thing to do.
This is in contrast to the Anglo-Saxon tradition of emphasizing the literal wording of legal provisions in the present sense.
By unity Boole denoted the universe of thinkable objects; literal symbols, such as x, y, z, v, u, &c., were used with the elective meaning attaching to common adjectives and substantives.
But with the French at Civitavecchia (they had left Rome very soon after Mentana) If war for France was not to be thought of, and Napoleon would not promise more than the literal observance of the September convention.
Very skilful accommodation was needful, if the limitation of sloths to South America, and of the Ornithorhynchus to Australia, was to be reconciled with the literal interpretation of the history of the Deluge; and, with the establishment of the existence of distinct provinces of distribution, any serious belief in the peopling of the world by migration from Mount Ararat came to an end.
In Le Chevalier de la Charrette, however, which followed Cliges, we find Lancelot alike as leading knight of the court and lover of the queen, in fact, precisely in the position he occupies in the prose romance, where, indeed, the section dealing with this adventure is, as Gaston Paris clearly proved, an almost literal adaptation of Chretien's poem.
But it was discovered that there were no " indestructible powers of the soil "; that the fertility of land in a country like England is almost entirely the result of improvement at some time or other; that " advantage of situation " includes very much more than the words in their literal sense imply; that both " fertility " and " advantage of situation " include many kinds of differential advantage; that in some circumstances rent does not enter into the price of agricultural and other produce, and that in others it does.
One may venture to doubt the literal accuracy of this statement.
The calamity is described in the strongest colours of Hebrew hyperbole, and it seems arbitrary to seek too literal an interpretation of details, e.g.
The distinctions made by him above amount to a formal criticism of categories, and in the same spirit he teaches that no one of the categories can be applied in its literal sense to God (see further Gilbert De La Porree).
The whole burden of taxation rested on their shoulders, and so ground down were they by ingeniously multiplied exactions, that thousands of them were reduced to literal beggary.
The early Syriac translations are in many cases so literal as to do violence to the idiom of their own language; but this makes them all the more valuable when we have to depend on them for reconstructing the original texts.
In its literal meaning the word "incense" is one with the word "perfume," the aroma given off with the smoke (per fumum2) of any odoriferous substance when burnt.
Methods presupposing the Literal Unity of the Book.
It is known to foreigners as the Yellow river - a name which is a literal translation of the Chinese.
The extraordinary ambiguity and uncertainty which allegorical interpretation tacitly ascribed to Scripture, and the ease with which heretical as well as orthodox teaching could be represented as " hidden " under the literal sense, was early perceived, but instead of this leading to any real check on even wild subjectivity in interpretation and insistence on reaching the literal sense, it created an ominous principle that maintained much of its influence long after the supremacy of allegorism was overthrown.
The effort to get at and abide by the literal sense is characteristic of Calvin's extensive exegetical works.
These communities consist of deeply religious people that live every aspect of their lives by literal interpretation of the Bible.
Many choose to take the sign very literal and spell out the world or use the literal sign.
You can still have a flag tattoo but not in the literal sense of it.
Beware that translators do have some weaknesses in being too literal, but with that said an electronic translator offers a quick and easy solution for those who just need to get by.
You can simply translate the words and use the literal translation, "Je t'aime."
His literal interpretation adds a light hearted moment that leaves viewers chuckling.
Apart from the literal allusion to a dangerous snake, the words are said to refer to the loss of a girl's virginity.
Seeing that the anthropomorphic language used of the angels is similar to that used of God, the Scriptures would hardly seem to require a literal interpretation in either case.
The latter's system of interpretation was based upon an extremely literal treatment of the text, according to which the smallest words or particles, and sometimes even the letters of scripture, were invested with divine authority.
The ordinary literal interpretation is more probable; but it does not follow that the authors of the Pentateuch intended the story to be taken as historical in its details.
Although the term has since been limited by some writers to one particular part of the subject, it seems best to maintain the original and literal meaning.
It is argued that the literal rendering of this passage is inadmissible, because no man has ever seen God; on the other hand, the insertion of the word " angel " before God would be blasphemous.
And, if no government on earth ever fully carried out the literal meaning of aristocracy as the rule of the best, these civic nobilities come nearer to it than any other form of government.
Antisthenes adopted this principle in its most literal sense, and proceeded to explain "knowledge" in the narrowest terms of practical action and decision, excluding from the conception everything except the problem of individual will realizing itself in the sphere of ordinary existence.
It was an attempt to provide a more accurate rendering of the Greek Bible than had hitherto existed in Syriac, and obtained recognition among the Monophysites until superseded by the still more literal renderings of the Old Testament by Paul of Tella and of the New Testament by Thomas of Harkel (both in 616-617), of which the latter at least was based on the work of Philoxenus.
At first, no doubt, the translator endeavoured to reproduce the original as closely as possible, but, inasmuch as his object was to give an intelligible rendering, a merely literal rendering would soon be found to be insufficient, and he would be forced, especially in the more difficult passages, to take a more elastic view of his obligations.
Revelation was held to teach chiliasm, or the doctrine of the literal reign of moo years.
If the growing Christian Church, in quite a different fashion from Paul, laid stress on the literal authority of the Old Testament, interpreted, it is true, allegorically; if it took up a much more friendly and definite attitude towards the Old Testament, and gave wider scope to the legal conception of religion, this must be in part ascribed to the involuntary reaction upon it of Gnosticism.
The sect was the outcome of one of the many Pietistic movements of the 17th century, and was founded in 1708 by Alexander Mack of Schwarzenau, Germany, and seven of his followers, upon the general issue that both the Lutheran and Reformed churches were taking liberties with the literal teachings of the Scriptures.
Damas Hinard has published the poem, with a literal French translation and notes, and John Hookham Frere has rendered it into English with extraordinary spirit and fidelity.
In order to obtain the seminvari ants we would write down the (w; 0, n) terms each associated with a literal coefficient; if we now operate with 52 we obtain a linear function of (w - I; 8, n) products, for the vanishing of which the literal coefficients must satisfy (w-I; 0, n) linear equations; hence (w; 8, n)-(w-I; 0, n) of these coefficients may be assumed arbitrarily, and the number of linearly independent solutions of 52=o, of the given degree and weight, is precisely (w; 8, n) - (w - I; 0, n).
This was at one time claimed as the original source of all the Perceval romances, but this theory cannot be maintained in face of the fact that the writer gives in one place what is practically a literal translation of Chretien's text in a passage which there is strong reason to believe was borrowed by Chretien from an earlier poem.
But our author could not have taken it in this literal sense if he wrote after A.D.
Methods which presuppose the literal unity of the book; II.
They procured confidence in their actual predictions by appealing to the literal fulfilment of such antedated prophecy.
Equivalent terms, which are not necessarily identical or literal translations, were adopted for the English, French and German languages, the equivalence being closest and most systematic between the English and German terms.
Soon afterwards efforts began to be made to secure more literal translations direct from the Greek.
The Leyden Syriac is supplemented with literal extracts from the latter, and the whole is presented as his work.
It was natural that warning voices should then be raised in the Church against secular tendencies, that the wellknown counsels about the imitation of Christ should be held up in their literal strictness before worldly Christians.
I include Twitter in this list as a larger idea, not only as the literal Twitter.com.
It is true that even by the most thorough-going allegorists the literal sense of Scripture was not openly and entirely disregarded; but the very fact that the study of Hebrew was never more than exceptional, and so early ceased to be cultivated at all, is eloquent of indifference to the original literal sense, and the very principle of the many meanings inherent in the sacred writings was hostile to sound interpretation; greater importance was attached to the " deeper " or " hidden " senses, i.e.
But then the liturgy of Serapion, the friend of Athanasius, recently discovered, contains forms for the ordination of priests and bishops which do not say a word about power to sacrifice, much less about power to sacrifice Christ's literal body and blood.
They consider themselves bound by the literal interpretation of James v.
Eastern rhetoric, there is no occasion to seek in this section anything else than literal locusts.
The book was first taken in a severely literal sense, and particularly in its chiliastic doctrine.
It has been shown in the mammals that blood-relationship, in the strict and literal sense, holds good.
We feel its presence in his earliest notable work, The Rationale of Religious Enquiry, 1836; and may there see the rigour with which it applied audacious logic to narrow premisses, the tenacity with which it clung to a limited literal supernaturalism which it had no philosophy to justify, and so could not believe without historical and verbal authority.