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Biblicist one who interprets the Bible literally. [1/2 definitions]
constructionist a person who interprets a law, constitution, or the like in a specific way, such as literally or broadly.
get away with murder (informal) to avoid punishment for wrongdoing, or avoid detection of such, even if the wrongdoing is serious (generally used metaphorically rather than literally).
hyperbole in rhetoric, an obvious and deliberate exaggeration or overstatement, intended for effect and not to be taken literally, such as "He had a million excuses". (Cf. litotes.)
imagination the capacity of the mind to create, as by forming images of what does not literally exist.
intifada (Arabic) used most often to refer to the uprising begun by Palestinian Arabs in 1987 to protest Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Literally meaning "shaking off," the term can also be used in general to refer to an uprising or revolt.
irony a manner of using language so that it conveys a different or opposite meaning to that which is literally expressed in the words themselves. Irony is used in ordinary conversation and also as a literary technique, especially to express criticism or to produce humor or pathos. [1/3 definitions]
literalize to interpret literally.
literatim letter for letter; literally.
Sadducee a member of an ancient Palestinian sect that formed political alliances with the Roman rulers, interpreted scripture literally, and rejected oral law and the belief in a Messiah.