Now that literally is merely an intensifier, what are we going to use when we want to express the previous, and very useful, meaning of "literally?" Really or truly are a little weak. Absolutely is a little puffy. Actually is good, though it has a different tone about it. Precisely isn't quite right. I think I like simply.
The word has been weakening for at least 90 years, and some of us still hold ourselves to the strict meaning, though we can no longer expect it from others. It's a pity when a useful word becomes sloppy. Those who wish to express themselves precisely have to take a little more time and effort, and the results are not as graceful. It is the powerful words that get captured and used, as speakers wish to have an impact without working too hard.