They brought it on themselves in the most literal way possible.
They live still, and importantly, in all but the most literal ways.
"I just couldn't bring myself to address him in any sort of literal way," the artist tells me.
And then other things, like this one, happen in a not literal way, but they still happen.
This elimination was carried out in the most literal way possible.
He had underestimated the literal way the computer took things!
But that doesn't mean he is a troll in any literal way, I expect.
Or paid his debt to society in some other very literal and lucrative way.
However, he sometimes does display intelligence though in a mostly literal way.
His baggage is lighter in a more literal way, too.