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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Members of the Mennonites, Amish, or Dunkers, noted for their plain dress and simple style of life.


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  • People -- the Plain People, the Burgesses, the Grocers -- else of all men the artists are most miserable and their teachings vain.

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  • As for the Plain People, his only Conviction when he surveyed them in the Mass was that every Man-Jack was holding back Money that rightfully belonged to him (Alexander).

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  • But life with the Plain People took a treacherous turn when a string of accidents and pranks threatened her family.

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  • So, they get to looking to the Amish, the Plain People, as role models because they have many kids and are, in general, admired, they begin reading Amish / Mennonite writings, they begin living the way the Plain People do, and there you have it, a movement.

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