literal expression

literal expression

[′lid·ə·rəl ik′spresh·ən]
(mathematics)
An expression or equation in which the constants are represented by letters.
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However, some also believe that Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) could be the one who betrays her for a much more literal expression of love.
You're paying for a literal expression of time and talent.
With Kowalski gone, Houston silent and no astronauts on ISS, Stone's aloneness here achieves unimaginable and literal expression.
The theme is further developed in the first part of the performance when all the members of the troupe climb into trousers, hats and coats and pick up suitcases -- a literal expression of the exilic experience.
Of course a literal expression does not define the meaning of the idiom.
Translation defines the link between Latin texts and vernacular representations, but literal expression does not necessarily present artistic tastes and cultural temper.
To the rear, the boxy volumes are exposed, in a literal expression of backstage.
There is literal expression which might show a person happy or sad and there is also metaphorical expression where a sad house might be shown as crumbling, or where formal properties such as colour, line and size have been used expressively.
When they talk about graying baby boomers it is really a literal expression," she says.
Stallabrass rightly alludes to "the solipsism of cyberspace, which is merely a literal expression of the situation of the individual in contemporary society, and more specifically of business people and their camp followers (engineers and intellectuals) spinning universalizing fantasies out of their desire to ride the next commercial wave.
His first novel, The Voice (1964), is a remarkable linguistic experiment in which Okara translated directly from the Ijaw language, imposing Ijaw syntax onto the English, in order to give literal expression to African ideas and imagery.
A claim to song," Berley writes, "is for some poets merely a figurative literary gesture; for others it is as near as possible to a literal expression of what a poet is and does -- a deep examination of the potential musical activities of human consciousness" (11).