from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a plain and unadorned way: dresses simply.
- adv. In an unambiguous way; clearly: explained the concept simply.
- adv. Not wisely or sensibly; foolishly.
- adv. Merely; only: It is simply a matter of time.
- adv. Absolutely; altogether: simply delicious.
- adv. Frankly; candidly: You are, quite simply, the best candidate for the job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone
- adv. Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.
- adv. Weakly; foolishly; stupidly.
- adv. merely; solely.
- adv. absolutely, positively.
- adv. Frankly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.
- adv. Plainly; without art or subtlety.
- adv. Weakly; foolishly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a simple manner
- Without extravagance or parade; unostentatiously.
- without pretense or affectation; unassumingly; artlessly.
- Without wisdom or discretion; unwisely; foolishly.
- Merely; solely; only.
- Hence— Absolutely; quite.
- Absolutely; in the full sense of the words; not in a particular respect merely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
- adv. absolutely
- adv. absolutely; altogether; really
- adv. and nothing more
Yet such is our winsome God's wondrous plan that skill may come to any one who is willing; simply that -- who is willing; and it comes _very simply_ too.
What Kerry said was absolutely accurate if the draft is again reinstituted…..simply put: if you are simply a high school graduate, you’ll be first drafted….fact!
But in Stalinist usage the term simply designated units that the high command in Moscow believed, or hoped, were combat-ready.
Chandler used the term simply to mean obtaining needed raw materials, services, and so forth from internal operating divisions coordinated by senior executives at corporate headquarters.
The term simply means that people who value your information, product, and services will pay greatly for them if they are worth it to them.
I'm informed the name simply means hot and sour soup, and that it can contain all manner of things from beef to crab, but as most recipes I found called for prawns, that's what I've gone for here.
How often have academics been taken for their word simply because they namedrop their university, even when what they have to say is complete garbage?
The term simply serves to encourage us to overlook undesirable effects while we focus upon the desired effects.
Why isn't the title simply "A Soldier's Story" or "Parents in the military" or any number of other titles which can include men and women alike.
Matt cursed himself inwardly, her name simply would not come to mind.
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