Definition of non-literal in English:

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Not using or taking words in their usual or most basic sense: young children and foreigners may not at first understand these non-literal meanings
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  • However, the younger generations in the Church have grown up with the belief in billions of years and a non-literal approach to Genesis.
  • The author's examination of the US literal and non-literal copying cases is clear and helpful.
  • It was a truthful answer, and it kept me from putting more non-literal body parts in my mouth.
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