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Literally Is Losing Both Its Meanings

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Did someone change the definition of literally without us noticing? Meriam-Webster sure didn’t. Yet, here we are, using it to describe most everything, thinking its emphatic intent is warranted on the daily.

Truth be told, the use of the word literally in the figurative sense dates back to the 1760s. It’s been…

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Pamela Hazelton

Pamela Hazelton

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